By Brian Skow, MD FACEP, Chief Medical Officer

As the surge continues, we at Avel eCare know there is a great need among providers for additional resources and support. We want you to know that we stand ready to assist you and your clinical teams during this stressful time.

Even before COVID created the disruptions that have deeply and profoundly impacted our health care sector, Avel recognized the need for delivering high quality care when and where it is needed. Since 1993, we have worked to perfect our craft and I can confidently say you will not find many organizations who are as specialized in virtual care delivery as the clinicians here at Avel eCare. We understand the challenges many rural and underserved hospitals face, and our whole model is based on augmenting local clinicians with the highest quality telemedicine care possible.

And, as I mentioned, the need for a virtual care option has only grown more acute since the start of the pandemic. With the demand greater than ever for space and beds, our services can help beleaguered caregivers and ensure that every patient receives the care they need. For example, not only can our experts help with difficult intubations and coach originating caregivers through intense critical care situations, our nurses and staff can assist with transfer requests and backend recording. These services are one more layer to our recipe for success—we keep local clinicians at the bedside working to save patient lives, not burdened with administrative reporting and paperwork.

There is no denying that we are at a crossroads for the entire healthcare system. With uncertainties swirling around new COVID variants, payment models, PHE waivers, and workforce shortages, we must act creatively and boldly to meet patient needs. Avel eCare will continue to leverage its pioneering spirit, highly trained and effective staff, and innovative culture to deliver real-world solutions that reduce costs, improve patient outcomes, and reduce workforce burnout and turnover.

From ICU and Emergency to Hospitalist and Respiratory Therapy, we would be happy to discuss how we can help you continue to meet current and future needs. From the entire Avel eCare team, thank you to our current partnerships for placing your trust in us and we look forward to maintaining our strong relationships and building new ones in 2022 and beyond. We are here to help!