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Night Hospitalist Company, LLC Launches First Nighttime Hospitalist Telemedicine Solution

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 General News J E 4
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ROLLA, Mo., June 24 As hospitals struggle to staff theirfloors in the face of an ongoing shortage of hospitalists, one company hasintroduced a cost-effective way for hospitals to maintain safe continuity ofcare. Night Hospitalist Company, LLC (NHC, http://www.nighthospitalist.com)provides nighttime hospital coverage by telephone -- and demand is so greatthe service will soon be available nationwide.

Hospitalists -- physicians working full-time in hospitals, instead ofdividing their time between private practice and hospital rounds -- are insuch short supply, many daytime hospitalists are being overworked. Hiring afull-time nocturnist, or nighttime doctor, is expensive.

NHC, by comparison, provides reliable telephonic care from 7 p.m. to7 a.m. for a fraction of the cost of hiring a staff physician. All NHCphysicians are Board-certified or Board-eligible internal medicine M.D.s orD.O.s with extensive hospital experience. Each is qualified to handleemergency room calls, floor calls and stable ICU admissions. The NHC solutionis seamless and designed to free hospitals up to concentrate their resourceson patient care: NHC covers its own physicians' malpractice insurance anddocuments all patient-related activity overnight using a web-based proprietarysoftware called MDHandOff (http://www.MDHandOff.com). All overnight changesin medical management are transmitted to the correct hospital floors forinsertion into patients' medical records. The company contracts directly withhospitals for ease of billing.

"NHC is the first solution of its kind," stated company founder Dr. YomiOlusanya. "We exist to give hospitals a viable way to provide high-qualitypatient care at night at a cost far lower than that of hiring on-sitephysicians. Our clients are not only weathering the hospitalist shortage andunexpected physician absences, they're actually finding NHC to be a realalternative to full-time nocturnists."

NHC physicians are also available to cover night calls for physicians inprivate practice as well as for nursing homes and acute care facilities. Thecompany is currently evaluating telemedicine vendors, with an eye to remotelyexamining and evaluating patients via video telemetry. NHC serves facilitiesin Missouri but will soon have night hospitalists practicing across the U.S.To learn more, visit http://www.nighthospitalist.com.

This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information,visit http://www.ereleases.com.Contact: Yomi Olusanya, M.D. Night Hospitalist Company, LLC 800-750-8952 ocube@pobox.com http://www.nighthospitalist.com

SOURCE Night Hospitalist Company, LLC
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