TeleID and Antibiotic Stewardship
With hospital-acquired infections on the rise and in the news, hospitals must be hyper-vigilant about infectious disease management.
VeeMed’s teleID specialists provide diagnosis and treatment plans for a wide range of infections, enabling hospitals to avoid costly transfers, reduce lengths of stay, and lower readmissions.
Thoughtful and precise antibiotic use is critical to patient safety and to the future of medicine. VeeMed’s teleID specialists can develop or implement your hospital’s initiative to curb antibiotic overuse. This can dramatically improve patient outcomes, lower C. difficile infections, help reduce antibiotic resistance in the general population, and lower costs.
Research has found…
“Two independent infectious diseases physicians reviewed antibiotic prescriptions written by hospitalists. They found that 55% of initial prescriptions were for an inappropriate choice of antibiotic. Feedback was provided to the original prescribers via telemedicine, and in all cases the prescribing physicians accepted the advice of the reviewer and corrected the prescription.”
Parmar, P. et al. (2015). Use of telemedicine technologies in the management of infectious diseases: A review. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 60(7), 1084-1094.