AGNITY Healthcare Expands MobileCare Capabilities for Comprehensive COVID-19 Patient Care
Inclusion of Vital Monitoring Devices and Alarms for In-Patient and Remote Locations
AGNITY Healthcare, a leading provider of mobile solutions for healthcare delivery systems and providers, announced the release of MobileCare Monitor that includes Bluetooth-enabled remote monitoring devices to continuously monitor the vitals of COVID-19 patients.
Patient care during this pandemic requires fundamental changes to reduce staff exposure to ill persons, preserve personal protective equipment (PPE), and minimize the impact of patient surges on facilities. Health Services will have to evolve in the way they triage, evaluate, and care for COVID-19 patients using methods that do not rely on in-person services. AGNITY MobileCare is a foundation for providing necessary and vital care to patients while minimizing the transmission risk of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, to Health Care Personnel and patients.
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MobileCare Monitor automates the process of remote patient monitoring. Patients use a wearable device that sends out vital signs such as heart rate, oxygen saturation levels, respiratory rates, and temperature levels. Clinicians are notified through alerts if any vital measurements are out of range. The patient also completes a daily questionnaire about their symptoms, such as fatigue, cough, and shortness of breath, using built in capabilities of the app.
Clinicians can then engage the patient remotely via MobileCare TeleConsult on any iOS or Android device. The care team can collaborate efficiently through MobileCare Enterprise for quicker response to critical events. The combination of MobileCare Enterprise, TeleConsult and Monitor solutions from AGNITY supports most comprehensive integrated care for COVID-19 patients.
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The value of MobileCare in a pandemic situation like COVID-19 is exponential because it enables on-demand and continuous remote monitoring of the patient that is fully integrated into the clinician workflows. Key impacts are:
- Significantly reducing the overwhelming load of COVID-19 patients on the hospitals
- Enhancing the safety of frontline care teams, minimizing the exposure to infected patients
- Improving the quality of care to the quarantine patients in makeshift hospitals and homes
- Enabling real-time attention to patient issues with criticality prioritized alerts
- Lessening PPE shortages through improved clinician productivity
- Reducing the cost of care by only admitting patients who need it
“AGNITY MobileCare offers breakthrough innovations to improve the quality of patient care and clinician efficiency,” said Dr Tina Miranda, a leading ER physician and President of Tel-America specializing in telemedicine. “This recent product expansion to support remote monitoring of COVID patient care demonstrates AGNITY’s commitment to addressing critical issues faced by the healthcare industry today.”
AGNITY MobileCare is designed to be the healthcare field’s most advanced clinical communication and collaboration. Running on a common platform, MobileCare provides rich clinical contextual communications through deep integration with leading health IT systems, electronic medical records (EMR), and monitoring devices. In doing so, it enables quick responses to critical events, improved patient care, and clinician productivity from a single device. MobileCare is highly customizable and can support diverse workflows required by different care providers ensuring support of the full continuum of care, anytime, anywhere.
“The world faces unprecedented healthcare challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Sanjeev Chawla, CEO of AGNITY. “We are immensely proud to offer integrated patient monitoring capabilities with our award-winning MobileCare solution and for the contribution it makes to frontline healthcare workers as well as patients battling this deadly virus.”
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