Dictum Health and CHOR at VCU Achieve Early-Stage Success for Post-Surgical Monitoring of Pediatric Patients Using Telehealth
OAKLAND, Calif., April 5, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Dictum Health – innovators in telehealth's Virtual Exam Room (VER) technology that supports patients across the continuum of care – announced today the launch and early results from a pilot program for pediatric patients using Dictum Health's telehealth system with Children's Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University.
CHoR has a very active pediatric surgery center that draws patients of all ages – neonate to adolescent – from across central Virginia. Patients and their parents are trained to use Dictum Health's IDM100 Medical Tablet in the hospital and return home with the tablet to conduct follow up consults after surgery.
“After using the Dictum Health solution with great early-stage success for our post-surgical follow-up consults, we see a lot of promise for how telehealth can be used to improve care outcomes, patient convenience, and clinical staff efficiency,” said David Lanning, M.D., co-surgeon-in-chief at CHoR. “We also believe it will allow us to safely send patients home sooner after their surgery, which will improve patient, family, and hospital satisfaction throughout.”
After using the Dictum Health solution with great early-stage success for our post-surgical follow-up consults, we see a lot of promise for how telehealth can be used to improve care outcomes, patient convenience, and clinical staff efficiency.
DAVID LANNING, M.D., CO-SURGEON-IN-CHIEF AT CHOR
Dictum Health’s Virtual Exam Room (VER) provides immediate access to clinical care through a virtual exam, where clinicians remotely connect to patients using video conferencing and simultaneous viewing of vital signs, cardiopulmonary data and medical images for immediate assessment and clinical decisions.
“One of the most significant advantages of telehealth is increased access to care, convenience, and financial savings for both the patients and the hospitals,” said Mory Ejabat, Founder and CEO of Dictum Health. “Preliminary feedback from this pilot demonstrates that our telehealth system saves time and travel expenses for patients and traveling physicians and decreases overcrowding at on-site waiting rooms. With the ability to stay connected to a care team remotely, telehealth offers parents peace of mind while children recover in the comfort of their own home.”
This pilot program aims to treat a total of 36 pediatric patients using the IDM100 Medical Tablet and integrated Care Central cloud-based telehealth platform to evaluate telehealth in the preoperative and postoperative phases of pediatric surgery and provide data and experience for future studies involving telemedicine.
About VCU and VCU Health
Virginia Commonwealth University is a major, urban public research university with national and international rankings in sponsored research. Located in downtown Richmond, VCU enrolls more than 31,000 students in 217 degree and certificate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities. 38 of the programs are unique in Virginia, many of them crossing the disciplines of VCU’s 13 schools and one college. The VCU Health brand represents the health sciences schools of VCU, the VCU Massey Cancer Center and the VCU Health System, which comprises VCU Medical Center (the only academic medical center and Level I trauma center in the region), Community Memorial Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, MCV Physicians and Virginia Premier Health Plan. For more, please visit vcu.edu and vcuhealth.org.
About Dictum Health
Experts in mobile, cloud, and clinical sciences, Dictum Health is transforming the way telehealth is delivered by leveraging innovation and quality to provide the Next Evolution in the Continuum of Care. Our solutions give physicians the means to treat, consult, monitor, and manage even their most at-risk patients from virtually anytime, anywhere. For more information, visit www.dictumhealth.com.
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