Sanderling Telemedicine Services
With recent advances in telemedicine and new legislation that makes rural patient care delivery more widely accessible than ever, SRS-Telemedicine is capitalizing on the opportunity and mission to improve access to care in rural and underserved communities.
With nephrologists and dialysis services often so far out of reach, rural communities are still underserved. Patients with kidney disease, often requiring life-sustaining dialysis treatments, face significant obstacles to getting the treatment they so desperately need.
SRS-Telemedicine, a division of Sanderling Renal Services, leverages an innovative hospital partnership model and advanced technology to bring world-class comprehensive kidney services to those who need it.
The US National Library of Medicine notes that
Technology, innovative financing options and the increased use of data-intensive treatment have all improved healthcare access and quality of care.
But there’s a catch.
The Library also points out that
It makes sense: both legislation and new technologies often take years—if not decades—to reach rural communities. It’s a big investment in both time and resources.
Telemedicine improves patient care and introduces substantial cost savings. It can also be used to make sure that America’s rural communities receive the same level of care as denser populations.
SRS-Telemedicine gives patients access to world-class dialysis and nephrology consultative services . Using our technology platform, our board certified team of nephrologists is available, 24×7, to each of our contracted hospital based programs. Our staff on the ground at each hospital ensures the delivery of safe and prompt dialysis treatments.
The SRS-Telemedicine platform begins with an exceptional team of nephrologists. CEO Jerry Tannenbaum, a board-certified nephrologist, has spent 30 years developing relationships with major teaching centers and university-trained nephrologists.
The result is a vast network of the country’s most prestigious renal physicians. Today, that network has come together through a unique model of partnership and technology that allows them to serve a wide number of patients without sacrificing quality of care.
Crucially, telehealth prevents unnecessary and costly transfers to larger medical centers. Our team also works to increase the rural benchmark for quality of care and reduces costs by reducing readmissions and unnecessary emergency department visits.
SRS-Telemedicine uses the latest generation of dialysis equipment, a sophisticated Electronic Medical Record called PEARL and Advanced Telemedicine platform in each of its locations. Through contracts with local hospitals, this technology allows our nephrologists to provide quality kidney care to patients.
Our key relationship is with the rural hospital. SRS-Telemedicine develops a B2B contract that serves as the cornerstone of our services. We currently have five separate programs up and running, with four more slated to begin in 2016. In each location our team of nephrologists provides 24×7 kidney care to any patients in the emergency room, general ward, or ICU. The local medical staff call SRS-Telemedicine and our covering nephrologist directly to bring them onto the case.
The parent company of SRS-Telemedicine, SRS, offers dialysis services at each hospital, which is also a contractual relationship. In some markets SRS designs, builds, and operates free standing dialysis units.
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Our physicians have full access to Electronic Records, with stringent electronic security measures in place, so they can work from their own homes and offices—even on their mobile devices—to reach a much wider range of patients than they otherwise would.
In-house staff handles:
Our physicians are thereby free to focus exclusively on patient care, making the best renal physicians in the country available to those who otherwise wouldn’t have access to them.
SRS-Telemedicine is more convenient, more effective, more accessible and more cost-effective than the current infrastructure allows.
We’re providing the best possible care to the people who need it most. Finally, America’s underserved rural communities can have access to the same level of care that bustling metropolitan areas do.
Our Chairman and CEO has spent the past 30 years cultivating the relationships and building the network necessary to launch the US’s preeminent renal telemedicine venture. With a successful launch and proof-of-concept already established in several markets, we’re well beyond the startup phase. We have demonstrated both the financial feasibility with positive cash flow, and the clear benefit to the rural hospital and patients.
As part of growth and reaching proof of concept, we have established key relationships with various hospital chains and Universities across the country. The model is proven and ready to expand.
Ready to hear what the future holds for SRS-Telemedicine? Click the “business plan” tab at the top of this page to help us bring world-class renal services to the rural US!
Dr. Tannenbaum is a board-certified nephrologist. He received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Vanderbilt University. In 1985, he founded the REN Corporation, the fourth-leading dialysis company in the US at the time, leading it to an IPO in 1989 and a sale to Gambro AB in 1995 for $400 million. In 1998, he founded the National Nephrology Associates, which was acquired by Renal Care Group in 2004 for $385 million. In 2005, he founded DSI Renal, which sold to DaVita for $719 million in 2011.
Mrs. Tannenbaum is a graduate of Vanderbilt University. She had a 25 year career in banking, holding multiple positions at Bank of America and its predecessor companies for 22 years. She left Bank of America as a Senior Vice President and opened a private banking office in Nashville for Bank of Tennessee, serving as Executive Vice President at that institution until she left to co-found Sanderling Healthcare with Dr. Tannenbaum.
Dr. Prasad is a Board Certified nephrologist. Prior to joining Sanderling he started a nephrology practice in Las Vegas, which he grew to become a significant competitor in that market. It was subsequently acquired by another group in the market. During this period he was the medical director and co-owner of two of the most successful dialysis clinics in Las Vegas, Nevada, which was a joint venture between DSI Renal and Dr. Prasad.
Dr. Kurnik is a Board Certified nephrologist. She was the former Chief of Nephrology at Drexel Medical School/Hahnemann University Hospital and Co-Founder of DSI Renal, the DSI-Marlton Clinic, and Senior Vice President – Government Relations – DSI Renal.
Dr. Beckie Michael is board certified in nephrology and a hypertension specialist. She has over twenty years of experience treating patients with kidney disease and/or high blood pressure. She has been named a Top Physician by South Jersey Magazine, SJ Magazine and Philadelphia Magazine. In 2014, she was nominated Chairperson of the ASN Practicing Nephrologists Advisory Group. Dr. Michael was a co-founder of one of DSI Renal’s most successful clinics. Under her co-management the clinic achieved significant profitability while delivering outstanding clinical performance.
Mr. Cook is a Certified Public Accountant with a Master in Accountancy. He has held accounting positions at Hospital Corporation of America, DSI Renal, and Regents Health prior to join Sanderling Renal Services.
Mrs. Barr has been overseeing the billing and collection of dialysis receivables for more than 20 years. She was Director of the Business Office at REN Corporation-USA and was Director of the Eastern Region of Gambro Healthcare’s Business Office until 1998 when she left to join National Nephrology Associates. At Gambro she was responsible for the billing and collection for more than 200 clinics with annual revenues in excess of $1.5 Billion. Mrs. Barr joined NNA as the Director of Reimbursement and saw it grow from 5 clinics to 89 clinics in under five years. She joined DSI Renal in 2005 and oversaw its growth from five clinics to over 110 clinics in three years.