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Wadena’s Experience with Telemedicine. FAIRVIEW-UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TELEMEDICINE NETWORK. Hibbing. Cook. Crosby. Wadena. Aitkin. Littlefork. Moose Lake. Onamia. Minneapolis. Bigfork. Mille Lacs/ Onamia. Red Wing. Mora. Telemedicine Since 1994. FUMTN Telemedicine Network

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FAIRVIEW-UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TELEMEDICINE NETWORK

Hibbing

Cook

Crosby

Wadena

Aitkin

Littlefork

Moose Lake

Onamia

Minneapolis

Bigfork

Mille Lacs/ Onamia

Red Wing

Mora


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Telemedicine Since 1994

  • FUMTN Telemedicine Network

    • Most Specialists from UMP

    • Most Coordination of Services from U of M


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Tri-County HospitalCritical Access Hospital (25 bed) Non-ProfitLocated in Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)

  • 10 Family Practice M.D.’s

  • 1 General Surgeon

  • 1 Radiologist

  • 6 Mid-Levels (FNP/PA’s)


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Referral Patterns

  • St. Cloud – EMS Transfers

  • Fargo

  • Twin Cities – Trauma/Sub Specialists




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TCH Telehealth Applications

  • Teleradiology (MD to Rural Health Clinics)

  • Telepharmacy (RPH to Rural Health Clinics)

  • Wound Care (RN to long term care facility)

  • Speech Therapist to schools

  • 16-Bed Psych Hospital to ER Triage

  • Jail Health – ER Triage

    Telehome care, hospice, home monitoring, med compliance


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Equipment

  • Down from $100,000 to under $10,000

  • Ongoing Line Charges

    (Universal Services – equalize rural rates to urban rates)



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Why Do Telemedicine?

  • Avoids travel – for patients/providers

  • Makes increased outreach possible

  • Stretches scarce health professionals

  • Keeps revenue in local community


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Revenue Example for Outreach Telemedicine“Episodes or Care” - Orthopedics

  • Facility Fee

  • X-rays, scans

  • Labs

  • Rehab PT/OT

  • Home Health Care

  • Swing Beds

  • Specialist fees paid same as face-to-face


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Why it works in Wadena

  • Specialist M.D. Access through UMP

  • Need is present

  • Wadena M.D.’s supportive, make referrals

  • All specialty visits conducted same face-to-face online

  • Gold standard equipment and telecommunication service provider

  • Excellent nurses, supportive Administration


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Patient and MD Satisfaction: 99%


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For more information or to visit Wadena, please contact:

  • Maureen Ideker, RN, Director of Patient Care Services 218-631-7481 or [email protected]

  • Robin Klemek, RN, Outreach Manager

    218-631-7497 or [email protected]