Becker's Healthcare March 1, 2024
Mariah Taylor

Manchester, N.H.-based Elliot Hospital launched a virtual emergency department program, ABC affiliate WMUR reported Feb. 29.

The program, which rolled out in January, allows patients to connect with one of the hospital’s emergency physicians over a virtual appointment that typically lasts 15 minutes. Virtual hours are between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays, with plans to expand.

“We’ve seen a little more than 300 patients through this program already, and the vast majority of those patients complete their care within the virtual program,” Kevin Desrosiers, MD, chief medical officer at Elliot Hospital, told WMUR. “Primarily, we see it for respiratory infections, patients...

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