Guide to telehealth vendors in the age of COVID-19
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With the current demand on the health care system managing COVID-19 patients, the increased need for specific isolation of patients and added measures to help ensure protection for clinicians is paramount. To help deliver quality care and minimize risk to patients and staff, telehealth capabilities and digital technology that allow virtual care and remote patient monitoring are on the rise.
Healthcare IT News recently published a list of companies that can help hospitals and other provider organizations deliver quality virtual care via telehealth technology, including Philips acute telehealth platform, eCare Manager.
Since COVID-19 is predominantly a respiratory illness, patients with more severe cases may require ICU care. In the intensive care unit, a scarcity of critical-care intensivists and bed availability can compromise efficient patient flow through the hospital. eCareManager's acuity-based scoring tools monitor a patient’s condition to detect subtle deteriorations and adverse trends prior before they become adverse events.
Predictive AI-enabled algorithms such as Sentry Score, which is designed to focus on a patient’s cardiovascular and respiratory systems, provide clinicians in the telehealth center with predictive insights into those patients with the highest probability of requiring an intervention in the next 60 minutes.
Read more from Healthcare IT News on additional telehealth offerings for healthcare organizations who are interested in the use of telemedicine during this most challenging time. For more examples of healthcare organizations leveraging telehealth to manage COVID-19, a recent webinar with executives from Northwell Health is also available. And visit the Philips centralized COVID-19 hub for more information on how Philips is addressing the Coronavirus globally.