Lexington Health Network Announces New Telehealth Solution

Posted: 03/20/2015

Lexington Health Network Announces New Telehealth Solution

Lombard, IL, March 20, 2015 – Lexington Health Network proudly announces LexConnect, a new Telehealth solution only available in our Post-Acute care locations. LexConnect is our custom Telehealth solution that provides Physicians and Advanced Practice Nurse (APNs) the capability to perform remote clinical assessments. LexConnect expands our existing APN coverage currently in place 10 hours a day, 7 days a week. Lexington Health Network licensed nursing staff will utilize LexConnect to contact an APN to provide remote clinical assessments to manage change in conditions from 6:00pm-8:00am M-F and 24/7 on weekends and holidays.

LexConnect empowers our APNs to assess heart, breath, and bowel sounds anywhere at any time. It also allows for the APN to perform visual assessments using a HD high resolution camera. The remote APN has the ability to control the pan/tilt/zoom functionality. The APN documents the consultation directly into HealthMEDX Vision, our Electronic Medical Record (EMR), and contacts the Attending Physician to review the Telehealth consultation outcomes.

Lexington Health Network developed LexConnect to continue the highest level of care at any time of day. LexConnect not only provides immediate value to our patients but also our partners. Utilizing LexConnect, Lexington Health Network is able to have a direct impact on reducing or preventing avoidable hospital readmissions, reducing healthcare costs, eliminating unnecessary provider travel time, and improving clinical outcomes.

Lexington Health Network continues to lead the Post-Acute care market by developing unique clinical programs, utilizing a full clinical Electronic Medical Record (EMR), and embracing coordination of care. LexConnect, along with our existing onsite Nurse Practitioner coverage, demonstrates the commitment Lexington Health Network has to our Patients and Partners to deliver the highest clinical outcomes.

Lexington Health Care Centers, a part of Lexington Health Network, have been a part of the Chicagoland area since 1984, managing more than 2,000 skilled nursing beds in 10 different nursing and post-acute rehabilitation facilities and two independent and assisted living communities. Lexington Health Network offers a full continuum of post-acute care, from post-acute rehabilitation, memory care, long-term care, independent and assisted living, to home health care, hospice care, and private care services. Through its post-acute service network, Lexington excels in assisting patients in their transition back to home. Many of its post-acute patients come from the hospital to gain strength after a surgery or to continue to recover from illness or injury. Services are designed to aid in relaxation with quiet units to recover and amenities to please, coupled with state-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment and therapy technology, Lexington Health Network’s 90% return to home rate is second to none. Together, Lexington Health Network employs more than 2,500 full and part-time employees who all work in unison to provide immeasurable value to the communities served. All of the facilities are located in the Chicagoland suburbs. For more information, visit www.lexingtonhealth.com.

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