Half of the country’s rural hospitals operate at a loss, with nearly 20 percent of facilities facing the possibility of shutting down completely.

A recent report from the Chartis Center for Rural Health highlights what many rural hospitals already know: workforce shortages, cuts to services, and rising costs are piling up to create worsening financial challenges that threaten the future of rural health care.

“Rural hospitals have never been more challenged. They’ve also never been more committed to serving their communities and maintaining local health care access,” said Chris Gallagher, M.D., Access TeleCare president/CEO. “We partner with rural providers across the country to improve access to care, expand services, and deliver sustainable financial and operational benefits.”

Sustainable Telemedicine Solutions are the Key to Improving Access to Care and Outcomes for Rural Communities

By equipping hospitals with timely access to specialty care experts within telemedicine programs tailored to fit our partner hospitals’ workflows and operations, Access TeleCare delivers sustainable solutions to the most pressing issues facing rural providers today.

With Access TeleCare, hospitals can efficiently boost capacity and maintain service lines that would not be financially or operationally viable without telemedicine. Our programs are designed to enable rural facilities to operate 100 percent virtual services and take advantage of the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of virtual specialty care, regardless of location.

The financial and operational benefits of telemedicine deliver real results for hospitals and improve outcomes for patients, giving rural hospitals new tools and resources to maintain and even expand access to care for the communities they serve.

Contact us to see how Access TeleCare’s telemedicine programs change what is possible for rural hospitals and communities.

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Get more insight into Access TeleCare’s unique approach to telemedicine. From clinical workflows to ensuring coverage through world class physicians, we have hospitals and clinics covered across the country.