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Prepare your patient rooms for the new normal with a modified version of GetWellNetwork’s flagship patient engagement solution. Smart Room Lite is an iPad-accessible communication platform that offers the best of our suite of highly engaging interactive health education tools and the latest information and guidelines on COVID-19.
Align your health system with the new environment, by working to educate, accelerate rescheduling of appointments and minimize cancellations. GetWell Loop, our digital care management solution, has enriched the existing 180+ care plan library and added new care plans to encourage manage existing patients and procedures and prepare for future outbreaks.
As we move from spring into summer, many regions of the country are still grappling with rising COVID-19 infection numbers, even as lockdowns are lifted and businesses reopen. For some cities, the numbers have plateaued or even dropped; across the board, however, there is concern about a second wave of COVID-19 cases emerging in the fall, especially in combination with the annual uptick in seasonal influenza cases.
There has been a lot of hype about remote physiologic monitoring (RPM), colloquially known as remote patient monitoring, in recent years. These services are beneficial for patients and providers alike, allowing patients to receive the personal-touch care they need from a distance, while providing additional revenue streams for providers and enabling them to easily scale resources for follow-up communication.
As the country works to combat a global pandemic, COVID-19 has brought many sweeping changes to American society. Workplaces have shifted to remote conferencing for meetings, restaurants are boarded up or acting in a delivery-only capacity and retail sales are on a steep decline.
Eight weeks after California put into place the first statewide lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States is still in the thick of the public health emergency. With over 80,000 American deaths and no standardized central public health response from state to state, patients and families are desperately seeking expert, up-to-date healthcare information.
As a country, we’re deep into the COVID-19 public health emergency, recently passing 1,000,000 reported domestic cases. In the month of April, that meant an average of about 30,000 newly reported cases in America...per day.
As I write this, I am on my way home to Washington, D.C. from Aspen, CO, where I spent the past five days attending the Aspen Institute Executive Seminar with leaders from healthcare, education and civil society fellowships. I am honored to be included, humbled by their intellect and accomplishments and inspired by the task we have been given. This is the same campus where Barack Obama, Steve Jobs and Nelson Mandela proposed the grandest aspirations of hope, innovation and equality.
It was 2:30 a.m. on the first night of 24/7 remote patient monitoring when a patient reached out to the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network COVID-19 Care Team through GetWell Loop.