Released: 4/10/2020 10:49:17 PM
Kaleida Health announced today it has launched a telehealth platform that provides remote emergency room visits and consultations for COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients across Western New York.
The telehealth technology service, powered by Cisco, seamlessly integrates with care teams’ existing workflows and allows providers to safely deliver high-quality care amid social-distancing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
“By utilizing our telemedicine capabilities, we can address the ongoing healthcare needs of our patients, reduce the potential risk of infectious disease exposure for patients and health care workers and conserve medical supplies for high-acuity patients at our hospitals,” said Joshua Lynch, DO, Director of Emergency Medicine at DeGraff Memorial Hospital. “Individuals can seek care from an emergency room provider from the comfort and safety of their own home.”
How It Works:
As a reminder, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH), at-risk or symptomatic patients should first contact their primary care provider, urgent care clinic or local emergency room before leaving their homes to seek care.
For more information about the telehealth platform, visit www.kaleidahealth.org to set up a virtual visit.