Rural Hospital Group Endorse Dallas-Based Telemedicine Provider to Deliver Care

The Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals has endorsed Dallas-based Access Physicians as its preferred provider for telemedicine. Access Physicians provides inpatient and multispecialty telemedicine for clients across the country in both rural and urban facilities.

“Many of the issues confronting our members, including financial challenges, personnel shortages, and access to care, can be addressed by telemedicine,” said Vicki Pascasio, FACHE, President and CEO of TMSI via release. “After a rigorous due diligence process that included research, performance evaluation, and references, our board is delighted to welcome Access Physicians to the family of Endorsed Business Partners.”

TORCH-member hospitals and health systems hope to us Access to address physician shortages, burnout and service line deficits in a cost effective way without reducing quality. TORCH was founded in 1990 and represents more than 150 acute-care hospitals to provide legislative and regulatory advocacy as well as specialized programming, publications, and more. Access Physicians are used at 145 hospitals in 15 states and include services for pulmonary and critical care, acute stroke and general neurology, hospitalist medicine, cardiology, infectious disease, and maternal fetal medicine.

“Access Physicians’ first programs were launched in rural Texas, where we saw firsthand the transformative power of telemedicine,” said Eduardo Vadia, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Access Physicians via release. “As an Endorsed Business Partner, we look forward to working with TMSI to educate all TORCH members on how best to capitalize on opportunity telemedicine presents for these rural communities, combining secure technology, scalable clinical programs, and quality physician services to deliver clinical excellence.”

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