Blessing Health System Launches New Technology For COVID-19 Patients

Blessing Health System on Monday launched new telehealth technology to help COVID-19 patients on the road to recovery.

Blessing Health System on Monday launched new telehealth technology to help COVID-19 patients on the road to recovery.

Patients can now monitor their progress from home.

The new technology will now allow healthcare professionals at Blessing Hospital to keep a watchful eye of covid-19 patients once they are discharged.

The experts behind the project shared with KHQA how constantly evolving telehealth technology could change the future of medicine forever.

Patients who may still have mild to low-risk symptoms of COVID-19 can now be sent home with a Cloud DX Connected Health Kit.

The kit contains a tablet, a Bluetooth thermometer, a Bluetooth pulse oximeter and a blood pressure pump.

This initiative is part of the Blessing Enhanced Road to Recovery Program.

Blessing Health System virtual care coordinator, Rose Ghattas, said the plan is not only expected to relieve some stress for patients, but could also help benefit hospital resources.

“Getting folks home a little sooner, making them a little more comfortable in their home and then opening up the beds for someone who may be a little more ill,” Ghattas said.

Patients can continue contact with a care coordinator throughout this process.

“We do not even think about just sending them home with a kit and just saying here you go we’re going to watch a dashboard we want the patients to know blessing’s got their back we’re watching and we’re communicating with them,” Ghattas said.

Blessing Health System’s chief of IT and innovation, Dr. Irshad Sididiqui said this kind of technology could change how patients are cared for from afar.

“The response has been “oh my my god i know what to do now if something happens.” It eliminates the confusion. I’m coughing a lot more today, my pulse ox ratings are a little bit lower.. what do i do now… So the action plan tells them everything so that’s basically the innovation that we’ve done,” Dr. Sididiqui said.

Those KHQA spoke with agree that this technology will provide patients with a more comfortable approach to recovery.

Originally published at KHQA

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