Since the pandemic, medical staffing has become more difficult than ever before. Small hospitals, organ procurement organizations, and other medical establishments with limited hiring budgets are often hit the hardest with staffing shortages because they lack the resources to hire and retain top specialists. But these establishments may still be able to provide their patients with critical healthcare services by utilizing telehealth technology.
At Specialist Direct, we offer remote telepulmonology and sleep medicine diagnostic solutions for organ procurement organizations, medical practices, and hospitals across the United States who need access to board-certified medical professionals in sleep and pulmonary medicine.
Telehealth Is the Future of Pulmonology
When hiring in-house is not an option for organ procurement organizations and medical practices who need to augment their staff, telehealth services can be an excellent alternative to traditional in-person diagnostics. We use innovative, cutting-edge telehealth technology to perform diagnostic studies remotely, analyze the data, and deliver the patient’s results to your practice any time of day or night.
Our cloud-based diagnostic solutions connect directly to your computers and our dedicated medical staff work with you and the patient remotely to perform the studies and obtain accurate results. We analyze pulmonary function and sleep study interpretations quickly so you can provide your patients with the medical care they need when they need it.
How Can My Organization or Medical Facility Benefit From Telepulmonology Services?
Small towns and other rural areas tend to have a higher rate of disease, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC). More specifically, these areas have more people who suffer from lung-related conditions like asthma, a past history of smoking cigarettes, COPD, and other lung health issues. This makes it crucial for medical practices in remote locations to ensure the community has access to specialized pulmonary testing without having to travel to a larger city.
By offering virtual telepulmonology solutions, healthcare practices of all sizes can provide their patients with reliable sleep and lung function testing and treatment services. Our specialists can circumvent your facility’s need to hire pulmonology and sleep specialists in house, or we can augment your currently existing team as your facility grows. We are available 24/7 to answer your questions and assist you with the interpretation of your studies, so you are never stuck without the diagnostic tools you need, especially in an emergency situation.
About Specialist Direct’s 24/7 Pulmonology & Sleep Diagnostics
Specialist Direct’s telehealth solutions are cost-effective and efficient for healthcare establishments. Our team of certified specialists are available 24/7/365 to provide the best interpretation in a timely manner for your patients.
Diagnostic Tests We Perform
At Specialist Direct, our certified specialists can perform the following diagnostic pulmonary function tests. These tests are designed to assess how well a patient’s lungs are working and supplying oxygen to vital organs.
- Lung volume test
- Respiratory muscle strength test
- Lung diffusion capacity test
- Altitude simulation tests
- Exercise challenges
- Cardiopulmonary exercise tests
- Methacholine inhalation challenge
- Maximal voluntary volume
- Shunt studies
- Ambulatory oximetry
- Arterial blood gas test
- Body plethysmography
- Exhaled nitric oxide test
We also provide assessment assessments of various sleep studies including:
- Split-Night PSG Evaluation
- Two-Night PSG Evaluation
- Diagnostic Overnight Polysomnography (PSG)
- Level 1 Sleep Study
- Level 2 Sleep Study
- Level 3 Sleep Study
- Level 4 Sleep Study
Who We Serve
Our telehealth solutions are a great fit for many different types of medical practices. We serve the following establishments and more:
- Small hospitals and doctor’s offices
- Urgent care clinics
- Critical access hospitals
- Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs)
- Pediatric and geriatric hospitals and clinics
- Physical therapy and sports rehabilitation centers
- Private family practices
- Sleep diagnostic centers
Our veteran telehealth specialists will work with you to determine which diagnostic tests and equipment are the best fit for your practice. We will help you set up the equipment, connect it to your computers and network, and train your staff on how to perform the tests and send the data to our team.
Connect With Specialist Direct
Contact Specialist Direct today to learn more about telepulmonology and sleep science solutions, or to discuss how to get your medical practice or hospital established with our telehealth services. Contact us now by calling (888) 317-0776 and our friendly customer service representatives will help your medical establishment get started.