Healthcare Tech Supporting COVID-19 Fight

September 28, 2020

Low-tech strategies such as wearing masks and social distancing are crucial, but there are  higher-tech strategies that are also supporting the fight against COVId-19, according to an article on the Managed Care Executive website.

For instance, healthcare tech has supported community-wide contact tracing and digital COVID-19 risk assessments. 

Also, some hospitals are using remote surveillance to monitor COVID-19 patients on ventilators and protect staff. 

A VPS (ventilated patient surveillance) workstation can help caregivers  see and hear the ventilators in the nontraditional ICU settings of the pandemic. 

Technology has also been key to developing alternative hospital facilities or pop-up hospitals to ease potential Covid-19 capacity issues. For instance, college dormitories are often among the alternatives considered, according to an article on the Campus Life Security website.

But before dorms can be used, adjustments are usually needed, particularly in technology. 

For instance, dorm front desks are usually equipped with a camera, PA system, computer check-in system or phones. Integrating them into one technology platform can improve the check-in process and make it better for a hospital setting.

Read the full Managed HealthCare Executive article.

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