Tapestry Telehealth’s new telemedicine model is quickly earning a reputation among rural nursing home owners and operators for its ability to provide a comprehensive medical team and dedicated nurse practitioner who is present in the facility daily via advanced technology.
The Tapestry Telehealth team recently put on a demonstration of its TapestryCare™ platform for members of the Kansas Health Care Association/Center for Assisted Living. KHCA/KCAL represents more than 240 long-term care facilities in the sunflower state, providing care and services to more than 20,000 convalescent and chronically ill Kansans.
TapestryCare™ is already up and running in Kansas --- one of more than a dozen states where the service is improving the quality of care and health outcomes for patients and residents. Highland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Doniphan County and Richmond Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Franklin County adopted new TapestryCare™ telemedicine models in the summer.
Most telemedicine programs offer only silos of care --- for wound care or psychiatry, for example. Or, they offer only “urgent care” or after-hours coverage models, focusing on one-off encounters rather than a continuous true primary care relationship.
But TapestryCare™ gives facilities a comprehensive medical team and a dedicated nurse practitioner supported by a full-scope multi-specialty medical and behavioral health group. The nurse practitioner integrates seamlessly with nursing and medical teams, even doing regularly scheduled rounds with patients.
The innovation is catching on. The more providers hear about TapestryCare™, the more they want to learn about how it works and what it can bring to their rural facilities. The Tapestry Telehealth team has been busy with webinars like the most recent one in Kansas as well as at conventions like the Pennsylvania event in the fall.
Rural facilities don’t have to wait for a scheduled webinar or convention to learn more about TapestryCare™. Phone calls and web demonstrations are available simply by visiting the Tapestry Telehealth website and clicking the “Contact Us” button.