Asynchronous Telemedicine for EKG Review

Treadmill Stress Test

Asynchronous telemedicine EKG review

SPECIALTY
Cardiology

CHIEF COMPLAINT
EKG Review

COMMENTS TO SPECIALIST
The patient was able to complete the full Bruce protocol treadmill stress test and was able to achieve METS of 12.1 with no chest pain.

MAIN QUESTION
Please interpret the exercise treadmill test.

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The Super PCP: How asynchronous telemedicine enhance quality primary care and capacities

As a shortage of specialists looms and the effectiveness of referral processes wanes, healthcare looks toward asynchronous telemedicine to enhance quality primary care and capacity at the front line of respect for our patient population. Through strengthening this effective and efficient care setting, access and outcomes improve. Learn more about how telehealth technologies, specifically eConsults, are proving a valuable resource to enhance primary care through increased capacity.

An estimated 209,000 primary care physicians (PCPs) are caring for a population fast approaching 325 million2.

As America’s baby boomers age, PCPs have steadily increased the volume of cases referred to specialist care by having more than doubled since 19993. However, the country is also projecting a deficit of 95,000 specialty physicians by 20254.

The rising tide of demand and waning supply of physicians has resulted in a less effective and more costly specialty referral process. Referrals often lack complete medical workups, are sent to the wrong specialist, or are inappropriate for specialist attention. Long delays for PCPs to receive the results from specialist visits decrease a PCP’s ability to optimize the patients’ care. Most importantly, referral issues may delay the necessary patient treatment and lower satisfaction with the care process.