Apr 19 2024
Patient-Centered Care

A Better Connected Care Journey

Healthcare organizations must assess their connected care strategies and work toward a more integrated process.

Gone are the days of point solutions and patched-together processes for connected care. At this point, healthcare organizations should be moving toward a more integrated vision of digitally enabled care delivery.

Some organizations will need help overcoming persistent hurdles. But here are key areas where connected care has become a more seamless part of day-to-day service offerings.

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  • Remote patient monitoring: RPM leverages connected medical devices and videoconferencing and collaboration platforms to manage patients in their homes. There’s growth in programs to support chronic disease management and care coordination after hospitalization.
  • Telesitting and virtual nursing: Qualified teams can monitor multiple patients remotely and support bedside care teams on administrative and repetitive tasks.
  • Virtual rounding: Physicians can check in with patients in a more timely and efficient process while following physical distancing protocols as needed.
  • eICUs: An electronic intensive care unit could help an organization establish a centralized clinical command operation to provide care to at-risk patients and support understaffed teams.
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