Telehealth Carts Enable Clinical Mobility
As telehealth expands into different use cases, health systems are integrating telehealth into the operating room environment. Doctors can also incorporate other providers into the care session using telehealth carts from companies such as Capsa Healthcare, Logitech and Poly. Smart TVs incorporate functionality for telehealth and let patients toggle between entertainment and virtual case sessions.
Health systems can also embed Zoom Rooms technology on telehealth cart screens, Eudailey notes. Doctors can do rounds virtually as hospital staff wheel telehealth carts from room to room to check on patients.
Zoom Offers Custom Integrations for Healthcare
Health systems can integrate Zoom into telehealth sessions using patient experience software.
“There are hardware and software integrations that can be added to Zoom for telehealth that really improve the experience,” Eudailey says.
During telehealth sessions, physicians access live video from devices such as handheld digital scope cameras. A physician’s assistant or nurse facilitates by holding the digital scope on a patient while the doctor checks out the patient remotely.
“You can have peripheral tools that plug in physically where you can have camera access to go on different places of the body,” Eudailey explains. “You can look at surgical sites and make sure the stitches are healing correctly. You can look at skin if there are lesions or moles.”
The Benefits of Zoom Team Chat Within Healthcare
Zoom Team Chat lets healthcare providers create channels, send direct messages and upload files to collaborate more effectively. Some health systems use Zoom Team Chat for all of their communication among nursing groups, physicians and administrators, especially while using the Zoom mobile app, Eudailey says.