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Vendors Partners for Critical Care Via Telehealth

Avel eCARE, a telehealth network and virtual hospital, assisted in the development of the federally funded National Emergency Tele-Critical Care Network and is now expanding its collaboration with the Departments of Health and Human Services and Defense to provide Critical Care expertise to hospitals and municipalities in the South dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks. The groups have used telemedicine services to assist care in at least a half-dozen states in the last few months, including Texas, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana.

Avel eCARE, for example, teamed with EMS employees in Florida to assist get Regeneron to homebound patients. EMS personnel gave the treatment, and Avel eCARE clinicians offered remote monitoring to guarantee that the patients received 60 minutes of observation, allowing EMS personnel to respond to other emergencies and distribute care more quickly on the ground.

Avel eCARE also supplied Critical Care consulting to a tiny community hospital that was swamped with COVID-19 patients as part of the government-funded programme. They lacked the personnel to care for people who were that sick, and they had no expertise with ventilators. This hospital has already called 150 places in an attempt to locate a tertiary care centre to transfer patients to, but to no effect. By delivering Critical Care advice to clinicians on-site, Avel eCARE was able to give remote support to assist employees.

Lisa Lindgren, vice president of clinical operations at Avel eCARE, spoke with Healthcare IT News about NETCNN and telemedicine in the COVID-19 era. Avel eCARE, situated in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is a national pioneer in telemedicine treatment, serving millions of patients and doctors. Avel has established new service lines spanning from emergency and pharmacy to intensive care and school health since 1993 to ensure that everyone has access to care when and when they need it.

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