ViTel Net is highlighting the utility of its remote healthcare solutions for clinics dealing with the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. The company notes that in-home quarantine is an effective way to slow the spread of the virus, and that remote healthcare solutions can help doctors treat housebound patients and mitigate the risk of future infection.
In that regard, ViTel Net’s offerings include the vCareCommand Center, as well as Remote Patient Monitoring, Virtual Visit, and Clinical Consult solutions. vCareCommand is a telehealth platform that allows doctors to monitor and evaluate the health of patients, while the Remote Patient Monitoring system gathers patient data that can be used to make a more accurate diagnosis. That data is automatically converted into an electronic health record, while the doctors themselves can use a live video feed to interact with their patients.
Virtual Visit is a triage system that is designed to reduce the burden on urgent care clinics and emergency rooms. Clinical Consult, meanwhile, was created to help treat patients in isolation environments. Both solutions utilize video conferencing technology, with ViTel Net providing on-demand language interpreters for non-English speakers.
The company believes that its solutions will be particularly helpful as the outbreak spreads and places more stress on the healthcare system. In the meantime, ViTel Net’s press release reflects the public’s growing concerns about the coronavirus. Despite considerable prevention measures, the outbreak has already lead to the cancellation of the 2020 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, while HIMSS has cancelled the 2020 Global Health Conference & Exhibition. This is the first time that the show has been cancelled in its 58 years of operation.
Of course, large conferences with large numbers of guests are notoriously unsanitary environments even in the best of circumstances. The precautions are understandable given the scope of the recent outbreak, especially given the rising quality of remote healthcare for people who are in isolation.