Quick Notes supports bidirectional communication
Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) June 9, 2008
American TeleCare, Inc. (ATI) has released Quick Notes™ as a new feature of its inLife/LifeView™ Telehealth System. Care teams that use ATI's LifeView Provider Station to connect with patients can now use Quick Notes to create and display customized messages on the screens of their patients' inLife™ XP Patient Monitors or LifeView Patient Stations. As physicians and nurses conduct ongoing monitoring and provide constant care of patients at home, Quick Notes gives them a new option for maintaining communication with their patients.
"Physicians and nurses can post reminders and clarify monitoring or self-care instructions," said Randall Moore, M.D., M.B.A., chairman and chief executive officer, American TeleCare, Inc. (ATI). "They can also send their patients messages of encouragement and support."
"Quick Notes is proving to be a useful option to communicate with our patients. We use it to remind patients of upcoming visits, to follow up on issues we have been attending to with them, and to provide feedback to patients as they take steps based on self-care teaching we have done," said Mimi Allen, R.N., B.S.N., director of telehealth and disease management, Centura Health at Home, Denver, Colo. "Our homecare patients have been very receptive to it and find it easy to use."
American TeleCare (ATI) is the leader in the development and application of intelligent monitoring and video-based telehealth solutions to advance patient care. ATI's LifeView Telehealth technology combines remote patient monitoring with interactive video for televisits. The Patient Stations are compact, easy-to-use monitors that gather information from questions that patients answer and objective clinical data from integrated FDA approved medical peripherals (such as blood pressure monitors and blood glucose meters). Clinicians and care teams use the Provider Stations to review patients' vitals and other clinical data and to connect over standard telephone lines to any number of Patient Stations for televisits. They monitor patients' health, conduct video telehealth visits, and manage patient care. Quick Notes enables users of the Provider Stations to post messages and reminders that patients see on the screens of the Patient Stations when they sign on at home.
"Quick Notes supports bidirectional communication," said Alan Scott, B.S.N., senior director of training and operational compliance, American TeleCare, Inc. (ATI). "In consultation with our customers, we established a limit of three active notes at any one time in order to prioritize notes and keep patient communication focused and clear."
About American TeleCare
Founded in 1993, American TeleCare (ATI) is the pioneer of intelligent monitoring and video-based telehealth technology. With proven experience in clinical process re-engineering, ATI works with leading healthcare organizations to put their patients at the center of care teams and supports them with best-in-class solutions. ATI systems connect continuous healing relationships and deliver essential information for clinical and self care. Ongoing monitoring and constant care of patients at home keeps them connected to clinical expertise and prevents acute events. The results: 100-200 percent increases in provider productivity and 65-95 percent reductions in emergency room and inpatient costs -- achieved as care teams help physicians watch over, improve and maintain their patients' health. For more information, visit http://www.americantelecare.com. Then call 800-323-6667.