The creation of PhoneDOCTORx™ (PDRx) represented a significant advancement in telemedicine services for extended care facilities (ECF). PDRx uses patented techniques and processes from American Doctors Online (ADOL) to bring after-hours physician coverage to patients' bedside. Since 2005, PDRx has saved significant costs for participating ECFs by avoiding "bed-hold-days" when patients are transferred to the hospital. Additionally, PDRx helps patients avoid the discomfort and emotional distress of a transfer by ambulance to the ED and increases overall satisfaction for both patients and clinical staff of the ECFs.
Patented, Innovative Telehealth Services
- PDRx physicians serve as after-hours covering physicians for the patient's primary care physician (PCP)
- Patients and nurses have face-to-face, real-time access to Board Certified physicians via videoconference technologies
- PDRx physicians have access to patient medical records, which allows for informed decisions