In this episode, we are joined by Jason Close from Dignity Health.
Jason is the System Director of the Dignity Health Telemedicine Network (DHTN), and systems operations lead for acute care telemedicine for CommonSpirit Health. Since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic, there has been a shift in how CommonSpirit has helped its patients.
Jason reminds us that the true heroes in healthcare in our rural communities are the primary care providers and how these individuals need to be empowered to care for their patients at a higher level.
In our conversation with Jason, we cover the changes that have occured in telemedicine and how his team is experimenting with using eConsult as a referral screening tool to help reduce wait times for specialist physicians.
As telemedicine becomes more normalized in our communities, we’ll continue to see more and more innovation in the space as from leaders like Jason and his team.