The Under-an-Hour Emergency Room Visit

NYP OnDemand Express Care was featured in an article by Health Matters, NewYork-Presbyterian's digital storytelling platform. At NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, visitors to the Emergency Department with low acuity concerns can have a live video visit with a Weill Cornell Emergency Medicine physician. Dr. Rahul Sharma, the emergency physician-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, is one of the leaders of the program, and was interviewed for the article. He described how Express Care is both a safe and convenient opportunity for these patients: “The point is not to just to have patients in and out sooner. Every patient is important and we must ensure that they all receive the highest quality care...But for the ones who are not particularly ill, it’s a great option. Patients tell us that it feels like something out of The Jetsons. They’re ecstatic about it.”