Partnership with ExtendedCare Solutions makes systems integrator’s health care video system more efficient and practical
The delivery of video-based remote health care is getting more practical, as exemplified by Iron Bow Technologies’ integration of its CLINiC consultation devices with ExtendedCare Solutions’ electronic medical records applications.
The Lowdown: The combined system consisting of Iron Bow’s CLINiC remote video health care system and ExtendedCare’s software will enable clinicians to launch video services directly from their electronic medical records systems. In practice, the integrated system will make health care delivery and recordkeeping more efficient and open more services to patients seeking support.
The Details: Iron Bow, a large systems integrator that services the public sector and health care segments, will administer the integrated service through its global support service program.
The Impact: Combining video health care delivery devices with electronic medical records, the companies say, will open up new service delivery options for caregivers and patients. Additionally, the systems will make health care services faster and more efficient by integrating the delivery platform with the recordkeeping. The result, they say, is a better experience for those involved in both sides of the health care equation.
“ExtendedCare’s technologies enable Iron Bow to broaden its telehealth offering with a clinical solution that improves the patient experience, including care plan integration, concierge services, and bedside access. The solution will be managed under Iron Bow’s industry leading global support services organization,” said Rene LaVigne, president and CEO of Iron Bow. “We believe this strategic alliance will allow us to bring robust advancements to the market for enhanced delivery and quality of care.”
“ExtendedCare enables clinicians to launch and conduct video visits directly within their EMR/EHR systems,” said ExtendedCare CEO Gregg Pollack. “Doctors love the efficiency. And with ‘friends and family’ multi-party video, health systems can bring together patients, family caregivers, and remote clinicians in a single video visit right from the bedside. Health systems can realize significant benefits in use cases such as tele-discharge, where connecting multiple parties during that process can improve the discharge experience for patients while driving efficiencies for the hospital.”