Considering virtual observation for your healthcare organization
Thursday, August 13th, 2020 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CTIt's estimated that more than 84 percent of adverse events in hospital patients are related to falls, which can prolong or complicate recovery. Fall prevention is just one of the uses for virtual observation technology, which provides significant benefits to patients and facilities alike. Virtual observation systems often serve as the first line of defense for at risk-patients, alerting staff to quickly intervene when a patient is attempting to leave their bed. It can be utilized across the healthcare system, including at acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and in post-acute settings.
The decision to use virtual observation technology must be made after carefully evaluating the needs of your patients, staff and organization. From night-vision features to language translation services, there are key capabilities to be mindful of as you lay out your virtual care and observation strategy. In addition, cost savings are an important factor when deciding if virtual observation is right for your organization.
Join telehealth expert, Donna Gudmestad, as she outlines several key factors to consider when identifying the right virtual observation solution for your healthcare organizations.
Key learning points include:
- How virtual observation systems work
- Which patients are candidates for virtual observation
- Using virtual observation technology for behavior management
- How to assess patient risk
- Legal considerations
- What to look for in a virtual observation solution
- Additional uses for virtual observation — including caring for COVID-19 patients
- Return on investment implications
Throughout the presentation, Ms. Gudmestad will discuss the various use cases for this technology and offer insights on how you can begin implementing an effective virtual observation solution.