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Barton Associates launches Barton Telehealth

The healthcare staffing experts at Barton Associates have provided on-site staffing support to healthcare organizations across the U.S. since 2001. The Barton Telehealth locum tenens telemedicine staffing solution gives organizations a new way to access Barton Associates' extensive network of highly-skilled locum tenens physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants and provide full- or part-time staffing support, after-hours coverage, specialist consultations, and more.

Telemedicine technology is projected to be among the largest areas of growth in the healthcare industry, with experts predicting the remote patient monitoring sector to grow six-fold by 2017. Barton Associates developed the Barton Telehealth locum tenens telemedicine staffing solution to give hospitals, medical practices, and companies the ability to leverage this emerging technology to solve staffing challenges, increase capacity, and generate revenue.

Barton Telehealth is web-based and accessible via a computer or device with a web camera, microphone, and an internet connection. The platform is safe and secure (HIPAA and HITECH compliant with advanced encryption), user friendly, easy to use, and allows for quick and easy set-up for new clients.

In many states, telemedicine services are reimbursable by Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurers--giving healthcare organizations the opportunity to realize a return on investments in telemedicine staffing services. It is expected that as telemedicine technology advances, more states will require reimbursement for telemedicine encounters.

In 2013, the majority of healthcare organizations in the United States used locum tenens staffing services, and usage is expected to grow dramatically over the next decade, in light of the physician shortage. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, The United States faces a shortage of more than 90,000 physicians by 2020--a number that will grow to more than 130,000 by 2025. Barton Telehealth gives healthcare organizations a powerful tool in the fight to mitigate the effects of this shortage.

Barton Telehealth aligns with Barton Associates' mission to provide industry-leading on-site and virtual healthcare staffing solutions that give healthcare providers and organizations the ability to provide world-class care, improve the lives of their patients, and succeed.

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