Why Avera eCARE

What Is Telemedicine?

According to the American Telemedicine Association, telemedicine is the remote delivery of health care services and clinical information using telecommunications technology. Over half of all U.S. hospitals now use some form of telemedicine.

Through this rapidly growing approach to health care, professionals can evaluate, diagnose and treat patients from a distance in a safe, secure and cost-effective way.

Telemedicine Recruiting Podcast

Dr. Kelly RhoneHealth Care Recruiting with Telemedicine
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Podcast with Guest Speaker Dr. Kelly Rhone - April 2019

Thought Leadership

Meet the Team

Dr. Brian Skow

Dr. Brian Skow, Chief Medical Officer at Avera eCARE

Watch more about Brian Skow, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Avera eCARE in Sioux Falls, SD. Overseeing telemedicine physicians, quality metrics and eCARE certifications, he also builds relationships with virtual partners who use Avera eCARE Emergency. He and the eCARE team work hand-in-hand with bedside providers—and give 24/7 expert telemedicine guidance when every second counts. In his free time, Dr. Skow enjoys hunting together with his family. Learn more about Avera eCARE Emergency.

Dr. Joseph Rees

Dr. Joseph Rees, Senior Care Medical Director at Avera eCARE

Watch more about Joseph Rees, DO, Senior Medical Officer at Avera eCARE Senior Care in Sioux Falls, SD. Starting as a nursing student in geriatrics sparked his life-long interest in senior care. Maintaining patient functionality and current environment living through 24/7 virtual care is his goal. Through telemedicine with skilled nursing facilities, he helps avoid transfers, improve transitions between care locations and provide immediate physician access. Dr. Rees loves spending time with family and traveling. Learn more about Avera eCARE Senior Care.

Andrea Darr

Andrea Darr, Pharmacy Officer at Avera eCARE

Watch more about Andrea Darr, Pharmacy Officer at Avera eCARE in Sioux Falls, SD. With family in the health care field, Darr knew she also wanted to help others—and upon suggestion, looked into pharmacy. She is excited to use her science and biology knowledge in the pharmacy field and she strives to offer the best application of medication therapy for her patients. She loves developing technology-based solutions for health care organizations needing 24/7 virtual pharmacy support. In her free time, she enjoys traveling to secluded, quiet places. Learn more about Avera eCARE Pharmacy.

Pam Paulsen

Pam Paulsen, RN, Senior Care Nurse Manager at Avera eCARE

Watch more about Pam Paulsen, RN, Senior Care Nurse Manager at Avera eCARE in Sioux Falls, SD. In her role, she helps facilitate treatment workflows and proper telemedicine mediums per patient encounter. She also helps eCARE nurses who backup long-term facility nurses when questions arise. Her interest in offering 24/7 telemedicine solutions for geriatric care is driven by solving staff shortages and offering better care delivery. In her free time, Pam enjoys care giving for her family. Learn more about Avera eCARE Senior Care.

Buyers Guide

For a more detailed look at our services, download our Avera eCARE Services Buyers Guide.

White Paper

Discover how Avera eCARE serves as a national model for health care delivery via telemedicine in our Delivering Health Care of the Future Today white paper.

In The News

Read the latest Avera eCARE feature news stories.

Infographics

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