Technology company Catalyst shares actions being taken with healthcare industry leaders to prevent community spread of COVID-19 and to ensure continuity of critical services
- The health and safety of our workforces and communities is paramount.
- Connected technology reduces the need to go into a patient home, or for the patient to make a trip to the pharmacy or physician.
KELOWNA, BC, March 24, 2020 /CNW/ - Catalyst Healthcare, an award-winning healthcare technology company, today announced measures being taken to combat the spread of COVID-19 and to minimize risk to employees, care workers and patients in the community.
Lead by example. The Catalyst team has been working remotely since March 12th. Weekly all-hands, daily stand-ups, and virtual socials have become the new normal. Market demand requires the continued growth of our team, and we have already welcomed two new hires this month.
Prevent community spread. Our solution has been built to allow for remote patient monitoring. As less direct contact is desirable to avoid transmission to the aging at-home population, tools for remote patient monitoring are being deployed. Rules and regulations are being adapted, and rapid alignment is happening with organizations to help with home care:
- Deliver medications to the front door of patient homes
- Monitor & track real time medication adherence
- Engage with Video capability
- Monitor chronic conditions & new symptoms
Monitor after exposure. Once individuals are diagnosed with COVID-19, certified pharmacists relieve pressure on the healthcare system by monitoring trending reported outcomes from engagement questions, conducting telehealth visits, and actioning data from ancillary bluetooth devices:
- Remote monitor oxygen saturation, temperature, blood pressure, pulse
- Ask patient disease-state specific questions with easy to action responses
- Pharmacists triaging to primary care as necessary
"Our technology is used to deliver high-quality health services at scale, and we are actively collaborating with healthcare leaders to innovate the way they provide care amidst COVID-19. Protecting the workforce and community while maintaining critical health services are top of mind for everyone, and we allow for continued care delivery in a way that's safe and effective." said Shane Bishop, Catalyst Healthcare's Chief Executive Officer. "Organizations are shifting from reactive to proactive, and we're fortunate to help drive that change."
Catalyst Healthcare is an award-winning technology company whose patented AdhereNet platform links pharmacists, patients and care teams to manage drug complexity and medication administration. Catalyst's connected technologies gather, share and correlate data in real-time, allowing pharmacists to better serve their patients and to play a key role in population health.
spencer connects high risk patients at home to community pharmacists to monitor medication adherence, ask active engagement questions for patient reported outcomes, link readings from bluetooth enabled devices to medication administration, and use telehealth capabilities wit.h embedded camera.
SOURCE Catalyst Healthcare
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