WATERTOWN, S.D. (PRWEB) March 25, 2020
American Advanced Practice Network (American-APN), a multi-state network of nurse practitioners using the CareSpan digital platform for care delivery, are the first clinicians using the CareSpan COVID-19 Screening-and-Response (S&R) Program.
CareSpan USA, an integrated digital care platform for healthcare delivery, developed and launched a screening-and-response program for individuals concerned that they may have contracted the new coronavirus and COVID-19. The CareSpan COVID-19 Screening-and-Response (S&R) Program was designed with input from physicians, nurse practitioners and doctors-of-public-health to enable risk assessment and counseling of anyone concerned about the new coronavirus disease, regardless of location.
“The current COVID-19 pandemic presents a challenge to state and local governments and the medical community at large to provide a safe, easily accessible method through which concerned individuals may take a first step, to be screened to determine if they are currently appropriate for COVID-19 testing,” said Melissa Magstadt, President American-APN MS, MBA, APRN. “Health departments, emergency rooms and doctors’ offices can be relieved of the burden of evaluating large numbers of anxious patients for indications for testing and self-care instructions. Our current program initiated in South Dakota, Iowa and Colorado. We plan on extending the program to Washington and Florida shortly,” Magstadt added.
The CareSpan COVID-19 S&R Program puts each patient in video contact with a qualified health professional, establishes a record for each person, uses data coupled with direct observation to assess each person’s risk and susceptibility profile, then guides that person to testing and care as indicated. It also establishes a follow-up opportunity for continuity-of-care to all screened persons should that be necessary.
“The current Coronavirus crisis understandably generates fear and concern among individuals and families. The CareSpan COVID-19 S&R program provides the potential for an early and orderly assessment of symptoms and recommended responses for all Americans and is meant to augment and support control and containment measures being implemented by public and private sector leadership in the U.S., ” noted Rembert De Vila, CareSpan’s Chief Executive Officer. De Villa concluded, “CareSpan is committed to contribute to this global COVID-19 fight.”
About American Advanced Practice Network American-APN is the first professional “group practice without walls” that brings highly qualified nurse practitioners to those in need of health care under a collaborative care system that uses integrated digital care technologies. American-APN owned and operated exclusively by its nurse practitioner membership http://www.americanapn.com.
About CareSpan USA
CareSpan USA is a subsidiary of CareSpan Holdings, Inc. CareSpan USA designs, develops and deploys telemedicine, telehealth and integrated digital care technologies for use by the medical and healthcare professionals in serving patients worldwide.: http://www.carespanhealth.com.