Vitro Software has included a new Remote Patient Management (RPM) and telemedicine module to its Digital Medical Record in partnership with myPatientSpace, offering patients ongoing clinician led care from the comfort and protection of their own homes, an increasingly important functionality for vulnerable patients in pandemic times.
Both patients and hospitals will benefit from the remote management, as non-critical hospital visits can be avoided and social distancing compliance will be easier, particularly in hospitals with reduced capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions. And it is expected that many patients’ recovery journeys can improve, empowering patients and with the added benefit of less travel required for their appointments.
In addition, the RPM module means that a broad cohort of patients, including those with chronic disease, or who are pre- and post-surgery, can now play a more active role in their own care through engaging with pre- and post-operative care programme and educational material. This includes following specific care pathways, recording their progress on an easy to use tool and requesting telemedicine consultations through the myPatientSpace App which is downloadable from the iPhone or Android App stores.
The relevant clinical teams can provide care remotely, monitor the patient's progress and tailor their care pathway, or provide educational material according to the patient's needs. Once a patient documents their outcomes via the mobile app, the information is fully integrated into the clients Digital Medical Record at the hospital, this means that clinicians have the patient’s complete medical record in one place, on Vitro.
During telemedicine interactions the clinician continues to use Vitro. They can easily scroll through the patient's digital chartbook reviewing recent or historical episodes which could include information such as observations, progress notes, surgical records, and laboratory or radiology results etc. The clinician will continue to record the telemedicine interaction as a new episode in Vitro.
Vitro Software CEO and Chairman, David Nash says, "We are delighted to bring Remote Patient Management and telemedicine functionality to our clients in the region in partnership with myPatientSpace. We feel it brings tremendous benefit in helping hospitals to continue to deliver first-class care to patients in what is now a significantly different healthcare system." Mr Nash goes on to say, "The impact that COVID-19 has had on healthcare systems has expedited our plans to deliver more patient-enabled care functionality. Enabling hospitals to offer this kind of care has been a cornerstone of our vision, and it is fantastic to see it coming to life."
Una Kearns, myPatientSpace CEO & Founder says “We are incredibly excited to be partnering with Vitro Software to expand our remote patient management platform to Australia and New Zealand and for Vitro Software to offer a complete integrated solution to the healthcare market meeting both the needs of remote and in-hospital clinical care. This integrated offering will connect the patient throughout their journey, improving outcomes, driving care efficiency, and gathering real world evidence. Improving patient experience and patient health is at the core of our shared mission and we look forward to our collaboration.”
Enterprise Ireland’s Digital Technologies Advisor in Australia and New Zealand Judith Harrington added: “While the industry was fantastic in responding to COVID-19 needs with remote offerings, the Vitro and myPatientSpace is a great long-term solution for hospitals and clinicians who want to continue working remotely with patients beyond this pandemic. We wish the companies the very best in their partnership.”