Although most providers say telehealth is positively influencing clinical outcomes, many say challenges remain – from workflow to reimbursement rates.
But at the AMIA virtual symposium this week, health IT professionals said they still see the potential of app-based ecosystems.
With telehealth, the health system was able to reduce time to caregiver from 20 minutes to just five – and also significantly reduce length of stay.
As COVID-19 surges and supply lines become critical, health system leaders are working toward real-time visibility and predictive tools for inventory, pricing, lead times and demand trends.
The huge health system reduced medication clinical decision support alerts by 6.2 million over the course of a year.
As a result of a rapid response plan, COPE Community Services continued to deliver healthcare at a pre-pandemic rate, and patients were seen with little disruption.
Healthcare organizations can use the new automation features to send flu shot reminders, reschedule appointments, prompt patients to set up medical transportation and more.
Panelists at the HIMSS & Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience Digital Series said honesty and transparency should be at the forefront of a patient-centered pandemic response.
Patient-intake-management tools have evolved to meet health systems' needs, pivoting in response to COVID-19.
Within two weeks of beginning virtual care at the beginning of the pandemic, the number of telemedicine visits grew from 10 to more than 6,000, a gigantic increase of 59,900%.