Irish healthcare technology and service group, T-Pro, is rolling out a free Telehealth solution for acute hospitals. The solution will help healthcare organisations under the most pressure deal with the fall-out related to the spread of COVID-19.
With T-Pro eClinic Manager (eCM), hospitals can put on virtual clinics that will allow doctors to see patients online through their smartphones, tablets and desktop computers. As a result, thousands of appointments that would otherwise be cancelled will now go ahead, ensuring that patients are still able to access the care they need.
What is eCM?
T-Pro’s eCM solution leverages existing integrations in the hospital to allow users to automatically turn normal clinic appointments into virtual consultations. Patients are sent email and SMS notifications on the day of scheduling and at the time of their appointment. They can join the consultation with the click of a button, without the need to download and install any software.
Hospitals can use the management interface to schedule and administer appointments reporting on attendances, whilst clinicians have access to a virtual consultation room where they can review and manage the flow of patients in their clinic.
The solution is provided as part of the existing T-Pro ecosystem, does not require 3rd party tools or licences, and as such, is fully compliant with data protection and protected health information (PHI) restrictions.
Who are T-Pro?
T-Pro is the leading provider of healthcare technology and services in the UK and Ireland. T-Pro’s core product is a clinical correspondence workflow platform including digital dictation, speech recognition and clinical language understanding technologies. The T-Pro platform is used by 20,000 clinical users across 300 sites and integrates seamlessly with patient administration and scheduling systems. T-Pro has been actively developing and acquiring complementary technologies to further connect people and products across the wider healthcare ecosystem.
On the record
Jonathan Larbey, CEO of T-Pro, said of the roll-out: “T-Pro is fully committed to assisting the HSE at this incredibly challenging time. The use of T-Pro eClinic Manager will ensure the hardworking doctors, nurses and support staff across all public and private healthcare organisations have the tools they need to carry out their vital work. We are hugely appreciative of their ongoing efforts to tackle COVID-19 and will continue to provide support however best we can.
"As part of our commitment to help, we have developed this telehealth extension to our platform and will be offering it to all clients and other healthcare organisations on a ‘not-for-profit basis’. To be 100% clear, we will be waiving all associated licence fees whilst the COVID-19 crisis persists.”