Specialist TeleMed (STeM) provides Medical and Surgical Virtual Care Telemedicine consultations to Emergency Departments and Hospitals to increase access to specialty care when needed.
As a physician-led company, we understand firsthand the unique facility needs as well as the physician concerns and requirements experienced by local providers and hospitals on a daily basis. We strive to customize and match those needs with our physician telemedicine services, while providing the most cost-efficient specialist access solution in the industry. Specialist TeleMed (STeM) is a Joint Commission accredited service offering the most complete and comprehensive telemedicine platform and services available in North America.
We have expanded the options for telemedicine to include individual service lines for General Neurology/TeleStroke and Emergency Psychiatry, as well as Neurosurgery and Spine - compiling for the first time a complete telemedicine neuro-platform. Additional specialties including Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Urology, Nephrology, ENT, Cardiology, Pulmonology, General Surgery/Trauma, Critical Care/ICU and several others are available depending on your unique needs. Infectious Disease, Ophthalmology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and others are also being offered in selected hospital-supported outpatient clinics for our outpatient clinical telemedicine services. While both the medical and non-operative surgical specialties offered above are robust and complete, we tailor the services to the needs of the facility and their needs in the acute care setting, while maximizing capabilities of the local physicians and facilities.
What is Telemedicine?
"Telemedicine is the use of a high quality audio-visual communication software platform linking remote care providers and patients with specialists in areas that are underserved or the need exceeds the capacity. "
Although it sounds modern, even futuristic, the first reference to telemedicine in the medical literature appeared in 1950 (Zundel, 1996), and was the transmission of radiologic images by telephone between West Chester and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a distance of 24 miles. Specialist TeleMed connects specialists with distant patients and caregivers using the most sophisticated computer platform and software available to allow for meaningful and complete interactions between patients and caregivers. By providing access to specialists in areas that are either unavailable, under-served or where the existing specialists are over-utilized, we allow a level of care and interaction that helps redefine the local standard of care. By providing specialist consultations and care, we hope to improve the improve the patient- physician experience, improve diagnostic accuracy and the care delivery, allow for certain patients to be cared for locally without the need for transfer, with improved efficiencies in the delivery of services. In short, STeM defines quality, value-based care.
The software and hardware platform and linkage allows for seamless, face-to-face interaction between the consulting physician and local provider and/or patient, effectively marking a new era in medicine. We partner with the most sophisticated technology providers in the world bringing you a complete package of physician services and technology.
Our physicians are experts in their chosen fields, which range from neurology to nonoperative neurosurgery to behavioral health. When needed, remote telemedicine consultations can save time and money, and help potentially improve the quality of care delivered locally.
Technology + Specialists = TeleMedicine. Healthcare is rapidly changing. Advancements in modern medicine allow for unprecedented coverage and more complete care to delivered close to home in many cases. We are leading the industry with innovation and fields of service, offering for the first time numerous specialities not previously utilized.