New York, NY, The City’s largest skilled nursing facility, Upper Eastside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (UES) continues to be the innovation leader locally and nationally in post-acute care. UES partners with major Health Systems in the New York area to prevent avoidable hospital readmissions, improve quality outcomes and reduce cost. The effective use of Telemedicine is becoming a leading strategy to support these initiatives and help hospitals meet CMS performance measures. “Telemedicine will make a positive impact on care satisfaction, quality outcomes and will assist healthcare providers to meet the many expectations of patients, their families, and community partners” said Alex Solovey, President and CEO for Cassena Care operators of UES.

Starting this month patients can be examined remotely by physicians. Using a specialized high resolution camera, otoscope, stethoscope, EKG, pulse oximetry, and vital signs devices consultations will take place in a private exam room or at the patient bedside. A wide range of use cases for extending care virtually are in the works. “Telemedicine provides many tangible benefits, sites Lowell S. Feldman of The Castleton Group, including 24×7 access to care, reduces travel for consultations and enables family to participate in medical visits”.

About Upper East Side Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Upper East Side Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, is a state-of-the-art 500-bed skilled nursing facility located at 211 East 79 Street, NYC committed to delivering the highest quality rehabilitation and nursing care in the region. Its core concepts are to renew, restore, and rehabilitate. UES offers a complete set of short-term, sub-acute, and long-term rehabilitation and nursing services providing unsurpassed care to nurture body, mind, and spirit.