What You Should Know:
MEDITECH offers Expanse Ambulatory and Patient Portal users complimentary deployment of our Scheduled Virtual Visits functionality for a six-month period.
This solution, deployed through MEDITECH’s rapid response team, can assist customers in battling the spread of the COVID-19, reducing unnecessary risk to others and identifying the patients in need of care.
In an effort to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic, MEDITECH announced it will offer all customers installed with the Expanse Ambulatory and Patient Portal solutions a complimentary deployment of its Scheduled Virtual Visits software capabilities, free of charge for a six-month period. This Scheduled Virtual Visits solution assist customers in battling the spread of the virus during this extraordinarily challenging time, reducing unnecessary risk to others and identifying the patients in need of care.
How Virtual Visits Help Limit Spread of COVID-19
As healthcare organizations grapple with the new realities of the pandemic, many are turning to virtual visits as providers brace for an influx of patients with suspected cases. Leveraging virtual visits is one method to help reduce the volume of patients arriving unexpectedly in the ED or physician’s office where they risk infecting other patients and staff. Instead, providers can practice social distancing by screening and treating patients remotely and directing them to the safest and most appropriate testing location, including the increase in drive-up testing.
The unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to put a strain on healthcare and healthcare resources, and we must all do our part to assist in any way possible to manage this crisis. In partnership with customers, the company will continue to offer guidance on how to use the MEDITECH EHR to address demands as quickly as possible, using remote technologies like virtual visits.
In addition, MEDITECH is working closely with all customers and customer-led forums in a variety of ways to ensure they can leverage the power and potential of the EHR to manage through this crisis. We will continue to take proactive measures to assist customers in their efforts around data capture, clinical decision support, the utilization of surveillance, status boards and clinical analytic tools.