Eagle Telemedicine requires each telemedicine physician to complete a training course and become a certified telemedicine physician. Consistency among providers and confidence in service delivery is essential for a successful telemedicine inpatient service. Eagle has invested considerable resources to create a training curriculum to qualify physicians to provide remote presence inpatient services.
Physician training is conducted through Eagle’s Remote Presence University (RPU). RPU curriculum is designed with the patient and physician in mind. Every Eagle physician completes the full curriculum prior to seeing patients via the remote presence technology and passes the operation’s skill inventory to ensure the physician, patient and on-site medical staff is comfortable with each encounter.
Eagle’s training also supports its partner hospitals to meet the meaningful use requirements. Because of the nature of telemedicine operations, telemedicine providers are natural champions and “super-users” of each hospital’s EMR and CPOE.
Under the 2009 economic stimulus package, providers who demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health records qualify for incentive payments. Meaningful use for Eagle is just not about the incentives but to promote and encourage quality patient care.
For Eagle Telemedicine’s physicians, achieving meaningful use is just part of the operational model. Eagle has always strived to be a leader in inpatient clinical innovation and encourage technology enabled physician services.