Aspirus to offer telehealth service

IRON RIVER—Aspirus Iron River Hospital has announced a partnership with iNDIGO Health Partners, a leading private hospital medicine group, to introduce telehealth hospitalist services for night coverage, which started Aug. 8.
    Working with staff onsite, iNDIGO telehealth providers will see patients remotely, using two-way video interactions during the overnight hours.
    They are specifically trained in the delivery of care using telehealth technologies. In addition, they are licensed in the state of Michigan and are members of the Aspirus Iron River Hospital staff, familiar with hospital processes and procedures.  
    “We are excited to welcome iNDIGO Health Partners to our team” said Connie Koutouzos, CEO at Aspirus Iron River Hospital.
    “This modern telehealth program will offer advantages for our patients and the community by working closely with the hospital staff and providing around-the-clock medical management while engaging with family members in the patient care experience.”
    “We are thrilled to partner with Aspirus Iron River Hospital,” said Deborah Blashill, CEO at iNDIGO Health Partners. “We are committed to improving access to care for the hospital and their patients by utilizing this innovative technology.  Our main goal and focus will always be delivering quality patient care.”
    Aspirus Iron River Hospital is looking forward to bringing this cutting-edge telehealth technology to the area, ensuring physicians have direct interactions with patients to continue providing the best care possible,” the hospital said in a news release.