HIMSS22: Getting the Most out of Virtual Care Technology
Virtual care tools such as virtual ICUs, telehealth and remote patient monitoring are making it easier for healthcare organizations to care for patients amid clinician shortages. As organizations look to expand their virtual care programs, it’s important for them to consider their goals first rather than any specific technology solutions.
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Roberta Schwartz, Chief Innovation Officer, Houston Methodist
Elliott Wilson, Chief Virtual Care Strategist, CDW Healthcare
- Houston Methodist’s virtual ICU allowed the organization to use more of its caregivers during the day while spreading its nighttime caregivers over a larger geographic region.
- Remote patient monitoring tools are being used in new care models such as “hospital at home” and transitional care management in addition to the traditional use of chronic disease management.
- Healthcare organizations should align virtual care technology with their growth strategies.