Modern Healthcare Feature: Covid-19 sparking innovative uses of existing technologies - AvaSure

Modern Healthcare Feature: Covid-19 sparking innovative uses of existing technologies

Hospitals are quickly adapting technologies like remote monitoring and telehealth to bolster their efforts to manage COVID-19 cases.

Prior to the pandemic, Boston Medical Center already monitored intensive-care unit patient rooms via 24 cameras so healthcare personnel could be alerted if patients fell our of bed or suddenly risked harming themselves or a staff member.

Once the hospital got a surge in coronavirus patients, it soon became clear that the critical-care unit staffers were overwhelmed and unable to provide the needed level of close monitoring, said Nancy Gaden, senior vice president and chief nursing officer at BMC.

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