Nursing CarePost-AcuteShort Term Rehabilitation

Transforming Patient Care Through the Use of Telemedicine

By July 11, 2017 No Comments

Reinventing and Improving Patient Treatment in the
Post-Acute Care Setting with 
Innovative Technology


Upper East Side Reha­bil­i­ta­tion and Nurs­ing  Cen­ter (UES) is proud to announce the launch of Telemed­i­cine Ser­vices, a new inno­v­a­tive tech­nol­o­gy that pro­vides enhanced care options for patients of the skilled nurs­ing facil­i­ty. UES has part­nered with Sta­tion MD to launch the ini­tia­tive to facil­i­tate unre­strict­ed patient access to med­ical providers dur­ing the off-hours.

It is an excit­ing time to be involved in the health­care indus­try as advanced tech­nolo­gies, such as Telemed­i­cine, are trans­form­ing our abil­i­ty to deliv­er the high­est qual­i­ty of care to our patients,” said UES Pres­i­dent and CEO Alex Solovey. “Through the imple­men­ta­tion of our Telemed­i­cine Pro­gram with the Sta­tion­MD team, we will have a sig­nif­i­cant impact on the patient expe­ri­ence as they will essen­tial­ly have unfet­tered access to med­ical providers 24/7 from the com­fort of their rooms. In sum, this pro­gram will con­tin­ue to pro­duce qual­i­ty outcomes.”

The ser­vice is an emerg­ing tech­nol­o­gy for the remote diag­no­sis and treat­ment of patients using telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions. Through two-way video con­fer­enc­ing, a med­ical provider can effec­tive­ly eval­u­ate the patient using var­i­ous types of equip­ment, includ­ing stetho­scope, vital sign mon­i­tor­ing and a high res­o­lu­tion cam­era. Accom­pa­nied by a trained nurse, patients can vir­tu­al­ly “meet” with a physi­cian at any time of the day in the com­fort of their own res­i­dence. Fam­i­ly mem­bers are also wel­come and encour­aged to attend these visits.

The use of Telemed­i­cine gives patients the abil­i­ty to have access to med­ical providers at any time of the day or night. This imme­di­ate avail­abil­i­ty allows for time­ly diag­no­sis and inter­ven­tion when it’s most need­ed.  The ser­vice is pro­vid­ed by a group of prac­tic­ing emer­gency med­i­cine physi­cians who are expert­ly versed in the care of adults with any type of chron­ic or acute con­di­tions; their fore­most com­mit­ment is pro­vid­ing qual­i­ty care,” added Dr. Math­ew Kauf­man, Founder/CEO of Sta­tion­MD. “This secure online ser­vice will pro­vide UES patients unmatched access to med­ical care, con­ve­nience and comfort.”

While the Telemed­i­cine plat­form pro­vides for an oppor­tu­ni­ty with lim­it­less poten­tial for patient care improve­ments, its imme­di­ate ben­e­fits and uses include:

  • Access to med­ical care 24 hours a day, sev­en days a week with­out leav­ing the facility
  • Alter­na­tive to urgent care or emer­gency rooms for non-emer­gency situations
  • Enhanced care coor­di­na­tion and inter­ac­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion between patient and medical/health care providers
  • Reduced trav­el and wait times asso­ci­at­ed with in-per­son consultations
  • Inclu­sion of patients’ fam­i­lies to be a part of the care and treat­ment of their loved ones

UES con­tin­ues to be a leader in the post-acute care mar­ket through its state-of-the-art facil­i­ty and deter­mi­na­tion to embrace new inno­va­tions which sup­port its com­mit­ment to the deliv­ery of the high­est lev­el of qual­i­ty care to its patients.

For more infor­ma­tion about the Telemed­i­cine ser­vice and the Upper East Side Reha­bil­i­ta­tion and Nurs­ing Cen­ter, please call 212–879-1600.



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