Eagle Telemedicine Enhances Health Access for Rural Communities with Broadened NRHA Relationship

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Leader in Technology-Enabled Inpatient Care Renews Support for National Rural Health Association

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At Eagle, we are working to solve the health coverage gap problem by increasing rural hospitals’ access to round-the-clock overage with on-demand inpatient physicians.

Eagle Telemedicine, the leader in technology-enabled inpatient care for sustainable healthcare resilience, today announced that it has renewed its support for the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). Focused on its mission to expand access to healthcare for all communities, particularly those in vulnerable rural areas, Eagle is reinforcing its support to NRHA in an effort to contribute to solutions to bridge the care access gap.

CDC data has found that low access to care in rural America is resulting in dramatically higher rates of death compared to urban areas including heart disease (42.6%/27.6%), cancer (24.2%/13/5%), unintentional injury (57.5%/39.2%), chronic lower respiratory disease (54.3%/30.9%) and stroke (37.8%/26.1%). This is due to lower access to care, healthcare workforce shortages and recruiting challenges, as well as lower health literacy. As much as 20% of the U.S. population resides in rural communities, placing millions of Americans at a healthcare disadvantage.

Eagle Telemedicine is rising as part of the solution. For those hospitals that face increasing care costs, challenging night shift and specialist staffing challenges and heightened burnout rates, Eagle delivers care services that improve patient outcomes. By mitigating coverage gaps, expanding specialty access and helping hospitals enhance care quality and reputation in the communities they serve, Eagle is empowering rural and metropolitan hospitals alike to increase their admissions, expand service access and lower patient transfer rates.

“At Eagle, we are working to solve the health coverage gap problem by increasing rural hospitals’ access to round-the-clock overage with on-demand inpatient physicians,” said Jason Povio, President and Chief Operating Officer, Eagle Telemedicine. “In partnership with NRHA, we aim to make a significant difference in the health and lives of Americans in rural communities which have been hit particularly hard by physician shortages and a growing care disparity. We believe in quality healthcare for everyone and are working in partnership with NRHA to make this a reality.”

“Eagle Telemedicine is helping to transform the healthcare challenge in rural communities by increasing access to physicians and specialists that would otherwise be out of reach for many patients,” said Larry Bedell, Executive Director, NRHA Services Corporation. “We are honored to renew our partner relationship with them as we work together on solving tough rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education and research.”

As part of its renewed relationship with NRHA, Eagle Telemedicine will be exhibiting in booth #102 at the upcoming 21st Critical Access Hospital Conference, this week, September 21 – 23 in Kansas City, Mo. More information is available here.

About Eagle Telemedicine
Eagle Telemedicine is the leader in technology-enabled inpatient care for sustainable healthcare resilience. With a virtual team of more than 300 physicians in more than 15 specialties, Eagle delivers care services that improve patient outcomes, mitigate coverage gaps, expand specialty access and help hospitals enhance care quality and reputation in the communities they serve. With a world-class “webside” manner, Eagle physicians deliver custom-tailored round-the-clock coverage, leveraging existing technologies and processes, for a truly seamless patient experience. Committed to building relationships, not delivering transactions, Eagle empowers rural and metropolitan hospitals alike to increase admissions, expand service access and lower patient transfer rates. For more information, visit http://www.eagletelemedicine.com or follow us on LinkedIn.

About NRHA
NRHA is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and well-being of rural Americans and provide leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education, and research. NRHA’s membership is made up of diverse individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health. Learn more at http://www.ruralhealth.us.

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