As hospitals faced an acute capacity crisis as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the adoption of digital technology was accelerated to help look at alternative models of care. Remote patient monitoring technology and virtual wards were deployed to help expedite the safe discharge of COVID-19 patients, helping to free up beds and better manage patient flow.
Dr Irene Valero-Sanchez, Consultant Respiratory Physician and Clinical Lead for Integrated Care, University Hospitals of Leicester, commented:
“A digital approach can help us be smart about how we use our resources so that we’re able to cope with a bigger caseload of potentially deteriorating patients more efficiently.”
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