Remote tracking of patients was a hot topic during the COVID period. A temporary nomenclature was initially created for this purpose, which was later set up into a definitive one. Expansion of the number of nomenclatures related to remote care is now underway in several countries, or governments are working on it. Yet it is not so straightforward to build a good model around care at a distance, despite growing waiting lists or even patient stops. Sometimes due to insufficient knowledge of the possibilities among doctors and patients, sometimes due to a lack of clarity or funding, sometimes due to uncertainty about the impact of existing daily schedules, etc.
However, integrating remote care within the practice offers many new possibilities:
- data from patients are automatically transmitted on a regular basis. Not only via medical sensors or apps, but also via wearables such as FitBit, Garmin, Whoop or smart watches. If individually set limits are exceeded, an alarm is generated, possibly via an alarm centre. This allows faster intervention.
- A number of patients can be contacted (possibly at preset times) remotely. This can even be done via the patient's TV, with a clear picture. The patient does not have to travel or the doctor saves time in traffic, and the important parameters are available before the call.
- informal carers, relatives or home nursing can be involved more easily, share data or help with treatments
- patient data can be analysed so that proactive intervention can also take place
Televitas offers a solution where data from applications of different vendors are presented directly in your EHR software. Both you and the patient have the option to choose their own sensor or wearable. An automatic link for pricing via telenomenclature is provided.
Offer only periodic maintenance, have regular calls to breakdown assistance, or keep an eye on the dashboard after all?