Infectious Disease Connect provides easy to implement telemedicine solutions for Infectious Disease care, making it simple for clinicians to receive the support they need and patients to receive the necessary care of a specialist in the convenient and high-quality manner they expect from their community hospital. Our telehealth solutions are available as a menu of options designed to address your current needs and expand to your future needs as your patient mix requires.
Clinical Consultative Care:
Our clinical consultation service offering is comprised of three (3) components:
- Telephonic Consultation: Provider-to-Provider Telephone Consultation (Second Opinion).
- e-Consultation: Provider-to-Provider Consultation conducted asynchronously and utilizing the patient electronic medical records.
- Live Audio/Video Visit: Our ID Specialist conducts an extensive live audio/video examination with the patient at the customer hospital establishing a doctor to patient relationship, including diagnosis, treatment plan and follow-up.
ID Connects’ team of ID Specialists includes subspecialty expertise in the areas of Transplant, Orthopaedics, HIV, Resistant Pathogens, Pediatrics, and international travel.
Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs (ASP):
ASP is a specialty within a specialty and our antimicrobial stewardship doctors and pharmacists assist hospitals and post-acute care facilities to develop a comprehensive and compliant ASP, which is quite detailed and dictated by The Joint Commission (TJC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Telehealth services may be the only viable solution for small-to-medium sized community hospitals and long-term care facilities to have TJC/CMS compliant ASP.
Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Programs:
Health care facilities face intense scrutiny from government regulators, accreditation agencies, and payers to eliminate health care-associated infections. The IPC team is required to perform precise and accurate surveillance based on the continually evolving National Healthcare Safety Network health care-associated infection (HAI) definitions and reporting structure face accountability and transparency in HAI data in arenas such as the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Hospital Compare and quality-reporting organizations such as Leapfrog Group.
ID Connect has IPC experts who consult healthcare organizations to assist, develop, enhance and monitor IPC 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