New studies coming out of Australia now suggest that COVID-19 can survive on surfaces for up to 28 days. This alarming news poses significant implications for healthcare organizations. In a recent webinar regarding contactless check-in solutions, we asked the audience about their primary interests regarding implementation of contactless check-in solutions for their hospitals.
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Last week, we provided a two-part webinar series on enterprise patient electronic signature solutions for hospitals. Part one focused on extending electronic signature capability to patients in advance of their appointment to provide a “contactless” check-in process, and part two focused on providing patient electronic signature inside the hospital during registration and at the bedside. Leading up to both webinars, we asked registrants to share their biggest concerns with contactless check in; combined with the questions posed during the webinar, these concerns provided tremendous insight as to what is on the collective minds of hospitals across the US, Canada, United Kingdom, and Europe. We will share those insights with you in this blog.
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Our society has become much more litigious over the years. We see it on the news, we hear about it more and more, and we simply feel this to be true. Unfortunately, the data backs up these feelings, and one area where we see the proliferation of lawsuits is with malpractice in the medical space. Doctors are under more pressure than ever to perform within a system heavily laden with red tape, lest they be sued.
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For ages, hospitals and healthcare systems have operated on paper for all clinical documentation and patient-facing documents. Due to the evolution of technology and the appetite for cost savings, however, fully electronic documentation pathways are now more mainstream.
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Do you remember your first cell phone? I looked at the device with a fair amount of awe and considered it to be borderline magic that I could call someone without being anchored to the wall by a 15-footlong curly cord. I’m sure you had a similar experience, and you can also recall several phones you’ve had through the years. At the time, they all seemed like such technological miracles, but they are antiquated compared to what you carry in your pocket today.
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Partnerships are born during uncertain times. Everyone else is just a regular vendor.
Let us be clear about something right out of the gate; these are uncertain and worrisome times. We are dealing with a global pandemic that has caused a seismic shift in hospitals across the country. Elective procedures are being cancelled, revenues are down, many hospitals are downsizing staff, and let us not forget the contagion healthcare workers are trying to treat and keep under control. The downstream effects and repercussions of what is happening at hospitals are far-reaching for our industry. Fear is a natural, understandable, and logical response to a situation such as this. It is okay to be afraid, concerned, and worried. However, the question we must consider is, what do we do going forward? How will we choose to respond, and to what end will we direct our thoughts, energy, and actions?
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Apart from “pandemic,” the word “telehealth” is likely to be one of the biggest buzzwords of 2020, and for good reason. Telehealth has been thrust into the spotlight as a result of the pandemic in an effort by the healthcare industry to serve patients wherever they are, provide treatment, and reduce the chance of spreading the massively infectious COVID-19 virus. I personally had my very first virtual visit two weeks ago, and it was fantastic! Never again will I suffer the waiting room as a first step to my own personal care. Telehealth visits are likely to be a novel experience for many, but it will soon transition to be the operative norm going forward as we all approach a post-coronavirus “new normal.”
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As the United States starts to find a collective footing on the backside of the global coronavirus pandemic, a new sense of “normal” is emerging. These times are challenging not only because of the complete upheaval of our everyday lives and all the stress and fear that goes along with that, but also because we are confronted with the challenge of figuring out how to appropriately operate businesses.
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The Coronavirus pandemic exposed a great number of vulnerabilities in the US Healthcare system, from supply chain issues to bed surge readiness to local, state, and federal coordination. As hospitals reeled with the sudden and unprecedented demands placed on their systems, they were forced to respond in a largely reactionary way. They did what they had to in the moment to take care of the largest volume of patients they could effectively carry while simultaneously protecting their healthcare workers from a virus with no sound treatment protocol.
Topics: Coronavirus virtual visits telehealth
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Experts say to combat COVID-19, it’s important to clean and disinfect commonly used surfaces. Studies show that some strains of the virus can live up to three days on steel and plastics, up to four days on furniture, and up to five days on glass, ceramics and paper.
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We’ve heard story after story from hospitals about the shortage of ventilators needed for COVID-19 patients, as well as how their exhausted clinicians are using trash bags to protect themselves when caring for those with the virus. Through the years, the Access team has formed relationships and friendships with our customers, and amid this global health crisis, we feel compelled to do anything and everything we can to help.