During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen health systems adopt mobile communication solutions faster than ever before. But your teams shouldn’t implement just any solution that will only work for what you need right now. 

What about after the pandemic when HIPAA regulations are tightened again? Will your solution not only allow you to connect your internal hospital teams, but also with teams from other organizations on one secure channel? Does your CC&C solution or your telehealth solution allow you to communicate throughout the ENTIRE patient event? Or does it send a blast alert and then leave your teams to their own devices (literally), communicating once again with pagers, faxes, and audio-only phone calls? 

Pulsara works for ANY patient event, and connects your entire care team, INCLUDING those outside your own facility, on a secure platform for a single source of truth. And, Pulsara will continue to serve your critical care needs long after COVID-19 goes away.

During the pandemic, your teams can use Pulsara’s live video functionality within your facility to protect clinicians by limiting their exposure to COVID-19 patients, and to help preserve PPE.

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By leveraging provider-to-provider and provider-to-patient live video during evaluation and management in the ED and/or inpatient stays, your teams can:

  • Reduce the number of clinicians who need to be in direct contact with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patient. 
  • For provider-to-patient interactions, you can leverage the patient’s own mobile device to further limit exposure and manage device shortages. 
  • As the patient’s case evolves, you can add in other team members as needed and even leverage provider-to-family live video calls to keep family members informed while restrictive visitation policies are in place.
  • Finally, when your patient is discharged, you can continue to monitor them in the outpatient setting. 

 

 

If your hospital needs help safely providing care to COVID-19 patients while protecting those on the frontlines, sign up for Pulsara’s FREE COVID-19 package here. 

James Woodson, MD

Written by James Woodson, MD

James is a board-certified Emergency Physician, and is the Founder and CEO of Pulsara.