With a new year on the horizon, Prevention Magazine is counting down the “20 Best Medical Breakthroughs of 2016” and Mercy’s Virtual Care Center has a prominent spot. The article, featured in the December 2016 issue, highlights medical firsts; game-changing drugs and devices; as well as fascinating research that will “change your life immediately.” The work being done by hundreds of Mercy Virtual doctors and nurses inside the world’s first “hospital without beds” is helping the health care industry by “moving away from brick and mortar and relying on technology to keep people healthier,” Dr. Randy Moore, Mercy Virtual president, told the popular health publication. To … Read the whole story
Mercy Virtual’s unique design gets a prominent spot in the latest issue of Medical Construction & Design, a major source of news, technology and research in the construction industry. The cover story of the November/December 2016 edition, entitled “Making a Virtual Statement,” takes a deep dive into the four-story, 125,000-square-foot facility that “delivers a new frontier of care delivery, bringing telemedicine to more people and places than ever before.” Click here to flip through the virtual pages of the magazine. The cover of the November/Decemer 2016 issue of Medical Construction & Design.
Mercy Virtual is front and center in the latest edition of the Springfield Business Journal. The cover story, “Virtual Visits: Health Care Meets Tech,” hones in on the technology Mercy uses to monitor the sickest five percent of patients in the comfort of their own homes. “Everything is Bluetooth,” Mark Saxon, executive director of Mercy Virtual ambulatory medicine, told the paper. The technology kits include an iPad, pulse oximeter, scale, blood pressure cuffs, a stylus and instructions. “We can share all labs, all appointments and full education videos.” The goal of the expanding program is to keep high-risk Mercy patients … Read the whole story
House calls are back, but with a twist. Mercy Virtual is quickly becoming a national leader in remote delivery of health care services, and it’s caught the attention of CNN. In its series “Agility in Action,” the cable news network focuses on innovative ideas across a variety of fields. In Mercy Virtual’s case, high-speed data and video connections keep tabs on the sickest patients who typically end up, unnecessarily, back in the hospital. Click here to watch the segment. Behind-the-scenes shot as CNN interviews Dr. Gavin Helton.
Mercy Virtual is taking telemedicine to a “whole other level,” according to U.S. News & World Report. The national publication puts the Mercy Virtual Care Center front and center in its latest feature, Are Virtual Care Clinics the Wave of the Future? The answer is yes. Just ask retired carpenter James Hoevelmann, 74, who suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. “I feel safer knowing I have those people behind me,” the Mercy Virtual patient tells U.S News & World Report. Click here to read the article – part of the annual Best Hospitals issue – which explains how Mercy is pioneering … Read the whole story
Mercy Virtual’s Dr. Gavin Helton talks about a new program that provides chronically ill patients with an iPad and wirelessly connected biometric devices to monitor blood pressure, weight, blood sugar and other vital signs. This allows the Mercy Virtual team to continuously monitor patients with COPD, heart failure and diabetes, for example, and quickly respond before symptoms escalate. Read the whole story
University of North Carolina Health Care (UNCHC) has signed a partnership agreement with Mercy Virtual that will align the two to benefit patients and medical staff of both systems. Initially, Mercy will virtually monitor patients in 28 intensive care unit (ICU) beds for one of UNCHC’s hospitals. The partnership will expand over time to include additional facilities and programs.
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