The last few weeks have clearly been out of the norm for all of us. COVID-19 has made us enter a place of uncertainty, which is never comfortable for anyone.
Among the few things we know with certainty right now is the fact that this new virus is easily spread, and that we must ALL do our parts to minimize the growth in cases. The news is ever changing and unpredictable, as will be our responses. Care Innovations has always been dedicated to disease prevention, education, monitoring, and treatment, and this time is no different.
We also know that COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus that was first discovered in China. Although there are many unknowns regarding this new illness, we do know that there are steps we can take to help minimize transmission. Sadly, we have been able to see the example of other countries and the actions that resulted in a significant spread of COVID-19. To help mitigate worst-case scenarios, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has charged all of us with taking steps to protect our families and communities.
At Care Innovations, we recognize and honor our responsibility to the wellbeing of our shared communities. We have, accordingly, taken steps to offer programs to help curtail the spread of this disease. Used at home, the data collected by these programs is safely transmitted to a clinical dashboard for assessment by a clinician on our COVID-19 response team.
We have created three different programs to meet the needs of each individual—an educational program for those who are asymptomatic, a quarantine program for those who have been exposed, and a more in-depth monitoring program for those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Our goal is to provide a platform that educates, provides clinical assessment and monitoring, and keeps people connected during this time of social isolation. These programs are ideal for meeting the urgent challenge of remotely monitoring the health of others. They also provide valuable education for healthcare systems, providers, employers, and academic institutions to learn more about the virus and what can be done to halt its spread. The information obtained from these programs can also be helpful in determining our steps to take as a collective healthcare community.
We believe a proactive approach is the best approach at this time. Our solution allows for your entire organization to be managed based on whether or not they have been exposed to COVID-19. The three user programs can also help empower your organization to better understand their patient trajectory and where resources are needed most during an exceptional time.
Last but not least, the programs help ensure your employees, students, patients or other community members that you're concerned for their health, and that we're all in this together--an important opportunity for solidarity in a time of forced distancing.
We wish you, as well as your staff, patients and community the best of luck and good health in these difficult times we face. If you're interested in learning more about our assessment and education program, you can contact us here, or call us at 855-885-CARE (2273).
About Lesley Mathis, RN, MSSW, MSN, ACNP-BC
Lesley is a clinical manager and has emerged as a clinical expert in remote patient monitoring specializing in solutions and protocol development of various patient populations. Prior to entering the healthcare technology industry, Lesley worked as a bedside nurse in CCU/CVICU and then became the Nurse Practitioner for the Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Several years later, Lesley went to work for Care Innovations where she plays a key role in developing strategies for large payers, providers, and pharma. She is devoted to helping her customers drive critical adoption of RPM, development of unique protocols, and working on population health with the business intelligence (BI) platform at Care Innovations. Lesley is very passionate about the importance of healthcare technology and is truly an ambassador for the RPM community. Lesley earned her MSSW from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and her Master’s in Nursing from Vanderbilt University. She is a board certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and lives in Nashville, Tennessee.