Telemedicine + Value-Based Care
The avoidable risks, complex costs, and increasing regulatory requirements associated with not having an ID Specialist make Infectious Disease Connect a logical choice as a primary telemedicine partner to hospitals.
Your Clinical Consultation Partner
Establish or bolster your Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention and Control Programs to meet TJC and CMS requirements with our telemedicine solution.
Reduce Patient Transfers
with ID Connect
Improve patient retention rates relative to patient transfers to tertiary facilities. Reduce loss of revenue and increase patient satisfaction by facilitating care that’s closer to home.
Connect with ID Connect
at Upcoming Events
Where will we be speaking, exhibiting and sponsoring upcoming Infectious Disease and Telemedicine events?
We are pleased to announce that ILÚM Health Solutions has become part of the Infectious Disease Connect family. ID Connect’s clinical ID, pharmacy, and nursing experts, now combined with ILÚM’s infectious disease decision support platform and precision antibiotic therapy, will elevate our service to provide more efficient and effective precision medicine and antimicrobial stewardship guidance.
Reduced patient transfers to tertiary facilities, reduced infections, reduced readmissions, and narrower antibiotic use
Improved patient care, physician satisfaction, and facility reputation
Eliminated inaccurate diagnosis and treatment, reduced health care-associated infections, avoids penalties and negative impacts of regulatory non-compliance
Decreased antibiotic misuse, improved infection-related morbidity and mortality, and reduced health care-associated infections
The cost of health care-associated infections (HAIs) to hospitals ranges from $35B to $45B
12 Million people are misdiagnosed every year
1 in 25 patients acquires an HAI every day
Only 49% of small hospitals meet the CDC’s core elements for ASP programs
Up to 50% of antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary
There is a national shortage of Infectious Disease (ID) physicians at a time when the demand for ID expertise is higher than ever and crucial in terms of lowering avoidable risks and complex costs, and increasing compliance with regulatory requirements.
A recent article in JAMA supports this, listing ID specialists second behind only Nephrologists in a study of the complexity of the patients consulted by physician type.
Delivering health care services through telemedicine supports value-based care initiatives as payers and providers transition away from fee-for-service and look to telehealth to provide low-cost access to convenient care with the potential to improve both clinical and financial outcomes.
Antimicrobial Stewardship standards are increasing interest in ID specialty services and the benefits such services provide to hospitals. Both TJC and CMS permit telemedicine solutions as part of Antimicrobial Stewardship programs.
"The experience that we had with Infectious Disease Connect was better than the other ID specialists that we’ve had in the past. The professionalism, personality and surveying of the ID Connect specialists has been tremendous."
Hospitalist, UPMC Jameson Hospital
"Now that we’ve been working with Infectious Disease Connect, we don’t transfer a lot of patients anymore. We have a lot more confidence in keeping complex patients in-house."
D.O., Hospitalist for 188-bed hospital
"The Infectious Disease Connect providers not only treat the infection, but they also find the cause of such infection."
MD, Full-service Community Hospital
"The quality of the consult is excellent and creates a great roadmap-strategy for care."
Cardiologist, UPMC Jameson Hospital
Infectious Disease Connect has been successfully utilizing telemedicine to bring ID specialty services to hospitals since 2013 and today services facilities ranging from 20 to nearly 400 beds.
Infectious Disease Connect brings a team of world-class ID Specialists to your patients in a cost effective manner, bringing this much needed specialty to your facility initially or as a back fill or augmentation to existing staff.