CloudVisit Telemedicine, a telemedicine software company initially marketed for private practice telepsychiatry use, continues to expand its client base and find modern solutions for various facilities relevant to its HIPAA-compliant telemedicine platform. CloudVisit allows primary care doctors, psychiatrists and specialists to consult nursing home and assisted living residents remotely, with the use ofhealth monitoring devices for patient observation and condition monitoring. The platform can eliminate unnecessary emergency room visits, hospitalizations and patient stress.
CloudVisit Telemedicine is a web-based, HIPAA-compliant, doctor-patient videoconferencing software as a service (SaaS). The telemedicine platform offers unlimited online doctor appointments, adjustable video quality with HD options, multi-user chat, document sharing, encrypted session notes, a custom-branded login portal, a CCR data export, and practice management features including appointment calendars and on-demand quick-session appointment setting.
CloudVisit has implemented its telemedicine platform in correctional facilities, community mental health centers, doctors' offices, clinics and insurance companies across the country and is now finding familiarity in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
A study completed by experts at Harvard Medical School and The Dartmouth Institute finds that four nursing homes implemented a telemedicine service and reduced resident hospitalizations by nearly 12 percent.
Telemedicine eliminates guesswork in nursing homes. Facility employees can connect residents with the doctors they require, have a quick consult and decide whether hospital admission is actually necessary.
Beyond hospitalizations, telemedicine can reduce ambulance and emergency room costs. Medicare and Medicaid pay out thousands of dollars in a single ambulatory transport. For emergency room admission and treatment of a minor condition, the average cost is nearly $2000. Telemedicine consults help determine if the emergency room visit is truly essential without patient transport.
Typically, nursing homes and assisted living facilities do not staff around-the-clock physicians. Even fully-prepared facilities find that the elderly need not only in-house physicians and psychiatrists, but specialists for whom travel is required. CloudVisit allows for doctor appointments without distance limitations. Nursing homes can partner with local or remote psychiatrists, general physicians and specialists for constant contact, enabling relevant healthcare during all hours.
"Use of telemedicine in assisted living facilities is a modern way to enable ideal care for the elderly," says Daniel Gilbert, CloudVisit CEO. "Transporting seniors to specialists and hospitals is not only costly for the facility and patients' Medicare, but puts extra unnecessary stress on the patients."
CloudVisit Telemedicine also offers mHealth devices including a body health analyzer measuring weight, body fat, visceral fat, body water, muscle mass and bone mass; as well as a blood pressure monitor, pulse oximeter, non-contact body infrared thermometer and a height tracker. These devices allow for extensive patient monitoring and give doctors access to comprehensive health charts of compiled readings.
CloudVisit is a sister company of Aurora Information Technology, Inc., a medical website design and marketing firm based in Cold Spring, N.Y. -- just 50 miles north of New York City.