EMIS Health is pleased to announce a partnership with Arc Health that will allow customers to remotely assess care home residents using remote examination technology.
The partnership allows GP surgeries to undertake virtual ward rounds, minimising care home visits and preventing unnecessary hospitalisation of residents, in addition to reducing transmission of COVID-19.
GPs that have been struggling to attend care home residences can now conduct regular appointments via video and measure patient observations with connected devices.
Arc moves beyond a simple video call with the doctor by giving the patient access to a connected stethoscope, pulse oximeter, blood pressure monitor, contactless thermometer, and a close inspection camera to check the ear, throat and skin.
With the addition of diagnostics, Arc can diagnose and treat an additional 75% of conditions compared to other solutions, with just 6% of consultations requiring a follow-up face-to-face consultation.
The NHS-approved technology from Arc saves crucial time spent travelling to and from care homes, as well as offering a convenient and cost-effective way to enhance support for residents and meet obligations for regular monitoring.
The partnership comes as remote consultations have become an essential channel to reduce the spread of infectious diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic.