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Telehealth tapped to tackle antibiotics misuse

Shared by Radhika Narayanan | 12 60 3 | about 2 years ago

Healthcare organizations are using telecommunication technology in many innovative ways to help reach goals The latest involves a tool that allows some rural hospitals to curb excessive or improper use of antibioticsa common problem across the healthcare industryIntermountain Healthcare which has 21 hospitals allows patients at four of its smaller hospitals to consult with infectious disease specialists through video and phone conferencing The program also provides antibiotic stewardship program support to participating hospitals staff members The system has nearly a dozen small hospitals across Utah and Idahomany of which lack access to a physician specializing in infectious diseaseOnly one has a formal antibiotic stewardship program as the newly required Joint

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