As aging populations present increasingly complex healthcare needs, specialist services are in higher demand than ever. With the increasing cost of care, healthcare organizations need to make the most of their specialist services, making them available to all patients, regardless of location or time of need.
Telehealth enables access to high-quality specialist care and services whenever and wherever the patient is, helping healthcare organizations optimize care delivery and quality whilst reducing overall costs of care.
With our partners InTouch Health, we are working to revolutionize care provision, removing barriers to accessing care and improving patient outcomes.
Providing access to specialist services
Time is of the essence – the more efficient the treatment, the more of the patient can be saved.
Telestroke enables access to clinical expertize to rapidly and appropriately diagnose and treat stroke patients by providing access to advanced surgical therapies and medications such as IV tPA (a clot busting drug for acute ischemic strokes).
Customers have reported increased tPA delivery from 3-5% to 20% and higher. Increased tPA delivery for stroke has been shown to have a financial benefit and saves “$6,074 and add 0.75 quality-adjust life years per use” (Stroke, The Economic Case for New Stroke Thrombolytics, 2010)
Telebevioural (or telemental) health is the fastest growing initiative among hospitals and health systems in recent years
Behavioural health patients often attend the ED as their first point of access, with long wait times due to limited availability of mental health professionals. Through the use of telemedicine, hospitals and health systems have incorporated new protocols and processes to stratify patients.
With telebehavioural health, higher speed of access to specialists and provision of consultations into emergency departments enables improved throughput and efficiencies.
Telepaeds and maternity
Whilst increased centralization of paediatric and maternity specialist care continues, parents will still attend their closest facility in the case of emergency.
Telehealth enables the same high-quality care to be provided whenever and wherever the patient presents.
With paediatric and maternity telehealth, local clinicians are assured that specialist support and advice is always available for complex cases, helping healthcare organizations optimize their care spending whist avoiding reduction in care quality or provision.
Smaller ICUs are often challenged with having appropriate coverage and continuity of care. TeleICU (or TeleCritical Care) enables intensivist clinicians remotely manage patients and provide the oversight needed to advance the patient’s care.
TeleICU enables healthcare organizations to increase quality of patient care through specialist access and appropriate triage, leading to decreased morbidity and mortality rates.
With appropriate oversight and specialist supervision, patients experience a decreased length of stay, leading to increased bed capacity for the care organization, and overall reduction in cost of care.
Evolve and InTouch Health
Evolve and InTouch Health are focused on enabling healthcare providers to deliver care when and where it is needed.
InTouch telehealth solutions allow health systems to grow their clinical services without investing in infrastructure. Their clients add services they need, as they need them.
Powered by the Kainos Evolve Integrated Platform, InTouch-enabled clinicians have access to patient records that are comprehensive, enabling informed care decisions regardless of location, with consistent, complete gathering and sharing of clinical information to all parties providing care to the patient.
The InTouch Telehealth Network connects anywhere, supporting more than 1,600 clinical sites with 5,800 network users in more than 130 health systems.
What Evolve and InTouch can bring you :
Shared care record: providing the remote clinician as much clinically relevant information as possible drawn from across healthcare IT systems and organizations
Care Pathway Automation through electronic forms and clinical workflow processes, ensuring the right information is captured and made available to the right clinicians at the right time
Care continuity and coordination between primary and acute care providers and those who support the patient’s recovery, improving outcomes and reducing readmissions
Clinical process flexibility through configurable eForms / workflow, to allow for changing clinical protocols and local needs, whilst providing protocol / disease-specific forms and processes