New Emergency Group Joins HRMC
Emergency Medical Associates (EMA) recently contracted with Hackettstown Regional Medical Center to provide emergency department management services. Patients will notice several new physicians and the gradual implementation of new procedures.
While patients will be happy to know that they'll still see the familiar faces of some of the longtime emergency physicians such as Dr. William Olivieri, a leadership team from EMA will focus on decreasing the time it takes patients to be seen by clinicians.
In addition, to maximize efficiency, licensed medical scribes are now being utilized in the emergency department, which will allow all physicians to devote more of their time to actual patient care, with less time spent on documentation. Additionally, emergency department physicians will be more visible in the community by attending events, giving lectures and working more closely with local first aid squads.
Advancing Teleneurology for
Patients in the Emergency Department at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center might see a new "face" roaming the halls. A 5-foot-tall RP-Lite Remote Presence Robot will enable specialists at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ-a regional leader in neurology and neurosurgery-to consult with and assist HRMC's Emergency Department physicians in the evaluation and treatment of HRMC stroke patients.
The robot has a LCD video screen and two top-mounted cameras that pan, tilt and zoom to optimize viewing of the patient with two-way audio/video communication. While controlling the robot remotely, neurologists at Overlook can easily interact with the patient and staff, observe vital signs, and zoom to read a chart or examine a patient for signs and symptoms of stroke. The robot enables the neurologist to assess and make a diagnosis as if they were in the room.