Caregility Helps Transform Inpatient Care with New AI-Enhanced Telehealth Systems
The intelligent telehealth edge devices support multiple audio and video streams at the bedside, enabling providers to deploy advanced hybrid care delivery models at scale.
EATONTOWN, NJ (January 11, 2024) – In a significant leap forward for inpatient care, Caregility is proud to introduce a new class of adaptive telehealth edge devices designed to seamlessly support hybrid care models that bring remote clinicians and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities into bedside workflows at the point of care.
The groundbreaking APS200 Duo is the company’s first dual-camera, all-in-one system with onboard edge computing and a powerful dedicated graphics engine. The APS200 Duo includes a wide-angle camera for remote patient observation and a high-definition 40x power zoom camera for virtual nursing programs and remote patient examinations.
The second-generation APS100 Pro is a reimagined all-in-one system with a wide-angle camera for remote patient observation. The versatile APS100 Pro can be expanded with the APS FlexCam, an external high-definition 40x power zoom video camera for virtual nursing programs and remote patient examinations. The APS100 Pro and APS FlexCam feature flexible wiring options, including Power-Over-Ethernet (PoE+) support.
These advanced telehealth edge devices, specifically built for inpatient settings, not only offer superior audio and video capabilities but also open new avenues for hybrid healthcare delivery, offsetting clinical staffing shortages and enhancing patient monitoring with AI-driven insights. The devices integrate with the award-winning Caregility Cloud™ virtual care platform to enable a multitude of clinical applications. Multiple audio and video streams from each telehealth endpoint can support concurrent clinical workflows such as continuous remote patient observation and ad hoc specialty consultations.
The AI-enhanced telehealth edge devices facilitate seamless virtual clinical interactions, enhancing the efficiency and quality of patient care and clinical team collaboration. The dual-camera configurations allow for virtual encounters and AI-supported continuous patient monitoring to be conducted in tandem, helping healthcare professionals detect and alert staff to unattended patient movement and vital sign changes that could lead to adverse events so care teams can intervene faster. Advanced microphone arrays and high-quality speakers provide realistic encounters and support acoustic listening AI applications such as ambient documentation for automated, structured EMR reports.
The APS200 Duo, APS100 Pro, and APS FlexCam represent a significant advancement in hospital-based telehealth, offering a new level of support to patients and acting as a workforce multiplier for healthcare providers. Key highlights include:
Built-in edge computing and Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth®, USB, and HDMI-CEC connectivity allow for easy AI and peripherals integrations.
Dual HD cameras provide 1080p resolution, ensuring clear and detailed visual interactions.
Night vision supports viewing in dark settings without disturbing the patient.
High-quality microphone arrays enable clear communication in noisy clinical environments.
Seamless integration with EMRs, Clinical Decision Support (CDS) platforms, connected devices, and more.
The FDA-registered Class 1 medical devices can integrate with digital TVs and Interactive Patient Console (IPC) systems in the patient room to maximize space and resources. The Caregility telehealth edge devices also include a wall-mounted vLert button that interfaces with the Caregility Clinical Notifications application, allowing bedside staff to initiate an on-demand session with a virtual nurse or remote clinician. Every Caregility device is self-healing, proactively monitored, and remotely managed to ensure reliability and minimize disruption to patient care.
Early market adopters are using APS200 Duo, APS100 Pro, and APS FlexCam devices to cost-effectively scale AI-enabled telehealth to every patient room.
OhioHealth recently installed 66 APS100 Pro telehealth devices as part of its Patient Room of the Future initiative at the health system’s new Pickerington Methodist Hospital. “From ordering meals to watching educational videos and managing medication schedules, the intuitive technology aims to provide a more personalized hospital stay,” said Tom Gutman, OhioHealth Senior Consultant of Learning Simulation. “The addition of a camera above the TV allows patients to speak virtually with nurses, specialists, or family members. The positive impact is evident to both staff and patients alike.”
UMass Memorial Health recently launched a similar initiative. “We plan to install the APS200 in our new 72-bed inpatient facility – our “hospital of the future” – for a variety of different use cases including e-sitting, virtual rounding, patient-family communication, and even tele-ICU level care,” said David Smith, UMass Memorial Health System Associate VP of Virtual Medicine. “The combination of form factor and advanced PTZ camera control is a sweet spot for the APS200. We wanted to be an early adopter after seeing the prototype and competitive price point. We envision this to be a standard of care for every bed across our healthcare system.”
“Our mission at Caregility is to continuously elevate the art of what’s possible in care delivery to improve the experience for both patients and providers,” said Bin Guan, Caregility Chief Innovation Officer. “Our latest telehealth edge devices offer healthcare organizations an effective way to extend hybrid care at scale – every room, every bed, every patient – so they can deliver the most effective, high-quality care possible.”
Learn more about Caregility’s suite of telehealth devices and schedule a demonstration at www.caregility.com.
About Caregility Caregility (caregility.com) is a telehealth solution provider connecting care everywhere. Designated as the Best in KLAS® Virtual Care Platform (non-EMR) in 2021, 2022, and 2023, Caregility Cloud™ brings bedside care, virtual care, and AI capabilities together at the point of care. Doctors, nurses, and patients around the world rely on our intelligent telehealth edge devices and virtual nursing, observation, and engagement applications to enhance clinical insights, patient safety, and efficiency. Trusted by over 75 health systems, deployed in more than 1,000 hospitals, and supporting over 30,000 connected devices, Caregility is helping to transform healthcare delivery across inpatient and outpatient settings.
Caregility Reaches 200 Million Minute Virtual Care Milestone
The company’s ongoing innovations support greater bandwidth access and increasingly-sophisticated expectations.
EATONTOWN, N.J. (Sept. 23, 2021) –Caregility, whose sole mission is providing points of care for patients everywhere, today announced it has surpassed 200 million minutes of Virtual Care Platform use, since launching three years ago. This milestone reflects the more than 1,000 hospitals that have now implemented the Caregility Platform.
Today, the Caregility Platform supports more than 25,000 access point of care systems and devices embedded in numerous hospital workflows, used daily by upwards of 30,000 clinicians. To address facilities still in the early stages of virtual care adoption, along with more seasoned users building increasingly sophisticated models of care, the company plans additional innovations over the next several months. Caregility’s roadmap includes new acute care access point options, a flexible device and service bundle, additional clinical workflows, integration with nurse call and clinical communications systems, and intelligent bandwidth optimization and management.
“As hospitals grapple with increasing patient populations, staff shortages and a strained ecosystem, telehealth and virtual care represent a viable means to amplify staff-to-patient coverage in acute settings,” noted Caregility President and COO, Mike Brandofino. “With our customers, our mission is to achieve access to care for every patient, no matter where they are.”
Look for more details from Caregility in the coming months as these new solutions become available. To learn more, visit www.caregility.com or contact Caregility at (732) 440-7810 or email@example.com.
The TeleDentists Partners with Caregility for Groundbreaking Telehealth Benefits
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, USA, June 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — In the ever-expanding world of telemedicine, The TeleDentists and Caregility are now partnering to expand access to teledental services. The Caregility Virtual Care Platform spans inpatient and outpatient telemedicine settings, with clinical workflow integrations and secure, reliable two-way audio and video communication. Through the Caregility platform, patients and clinicians have access to several telehealth services, now including The TeleDentists. This offering will allow patients and hospital staff to access an oral health specialist as part of the Caregility platform to provide a continuum of care.
Virtual dental visits are available on demand, with only a few minutes’ wait, through The TeleDentists, a national network of dentists ready to serve patients. The TeleDentists can triage urgent situations such as pain, infection, and swelling and guide the patient on next steps. If necessary, the dentist will prescribe medications, such as antibiotics and non-narcotic pain relievers.
“This is bringing a dental professional into the team for total patient care anywhere Caregility is offered. Studies show the impact of oral health on re-admission rates, hospital acquired infections, and improving patient outcomes. Caregility is making it easy to include oral health onsite for patients’ benefits by adding The TeleDentists,” said Dr. Maria Kunstadter, DDS, CEO, The TeleDentists.
“Our partnership with The TeleDentists, enables healthcare systems to expand telehealth offerings to include virtual dental care through the Caregility platform,” said Caregility SVP of Clinical Solutions Wendy Deibert. “Together we can ensure every patient has access to secure and reliable dental care quickly and conveniently, especially when this specialty resource is limited or not available at all.”
Dental emergencies, consultations, pre-surgical screenings, and more are now available through the Caregility platform by connecting to a TeleDentist.
About Caregility Caregility (www.caregility.com) supports the point of care where it is needed. Recognized as the 2021 Best in KLAS Virtual Care Platform (Non-EMR), Caregility’s core telehealth offering is a purpose-built ecosystem for the entire healthcare continuum. The Caregility Virtual Care Platform provides secure, reliable two-way audio and video communication designed for any device and clinical workflow, in inpatient, outpatient, and residential settings. Today, Caregility supports more than two million video sessions annually and has deployed over 9,000 access point of care systems across the US. From critical and acute, to urgent and emergent, to post-acute, residential, and home care, Caregility is helping to transform the delivery of patient care. Follow Caregility on LinkedIn or on Twitter at @caregility.
About The TeleDentists The TeleDentists offer “the first of its kind” virtual dental service. A national network of licensed dentists utilizes a variety of virtual tools (smart phones, tablets, laptops) to diagnose and address oral care issues, and, when needed, arrange local dental appointments the next business day. Follow The TeleDentists on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Caregility and Hoy Health Partner to Support International Health Equity by Bringing Digital Health Tools to Underserved Populations
The partnership will expand access to remote patient monitoring and virtual care resources, with phase-one focus on Latinx communities
EATONTOWN, N.J.,June 1, 2021/PRNewswire/ —Caregility, a company dedicated to supporting the delivery of care to wherever the patient is located through use of the Caregility Virtual Care Platform, announces a partnership with Hoy Health, LLC, a first-of-its-kind digital health platform that provides comprehensive and integrated bilingual healthcare services to medically underserved patients. The collaboration seeks to bridge health equity gaps by improving access to virtual care and remote patient monitoring resources developed with the unique needs of culturally diverse patient populations in mind.
The partnership marries Hoy Health’s personalized, Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Chronic Condition Management programs with Caregility’s trusted virtual engagement tools to enable and secure reliable patient access to primary care anytime, anywhere. RPM programs are supported by peer health coaches who are selected based on alignment with the patient’s condition, demographics, culture, and language preferences. RPM and care management are fielded in a virtual environment that offers patients 24-hour access to education and support.
Caregility customers benefit from access to Hoy Health’s bilingual RPM and chronic condition management program services. Hoy Health customers benefit from access to telehealth services through the Caregility Virtual Care Platform to help support remote patient engagement. The companies will initially focus on digital health support for Spanish-speaking communities in the US and Latin America.
“We are working diligently to overcome health equity barriers,” said Hoy Health CEOMario Anglada. “We see Hoy Health’s partnership with Caregility as a vital component in equalizing healthcare all over the world by ensuring that care services and support are easily accessible to everyone.”
“Hoy Health understands that for many, healthcare can be out of reach due to language difficulty, cultural misunderstandings, economic hardship or inability to connect with the right professional at the right time.Their unique approach to addressing these difficulties makes them an ideal partner for overcoming engagement barriers,” said Caregility VP of Partnerships Jenna Walls. “I see great potential between our two companies to help improve healthcare accessibility for patients of all types everywhere.”
About Caregility Caregility (www.caregility.com) is dedicated to supporting the delivery of care to wherever the patient is located through the use of the Caregility Virtual Care Platform.Designated as the #1 2021 Best in KLAS Virtual Care Platform (Non-EMR), Caregility’s core telehealth offering is a purpose-built ecosystem for the entire healthcare continuum. The Caregility Virtual Care Platform provides secure, reliable two-way audio and video communication designed for any device and clinical workflow, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Today, Caregility supports more than 2 million video sessions annually and has deployed over 9,000 access point of care systems across the US. From critical and acute, to urgent and emergent, to post-acute and ambulatory, and to the home, Caregility is helping transform the delivery of patient care everywhere. Follow Caregility onLinkedInor on Twitter at@caregility.
About Hoy HealthFounded in 2017, Hoy Health is the first and only bilingual Digital Primary Care platform with a family of virtual products and services specially designed for the healthcare needs of medically underserved populations in the US and across the world. Our mission is to provide access to Primary Care services at low cost in the US,Puerto Rico,Latin Americaand theCaribbean. Hoy Health achievements include:
In 2018 selected as a Global Health Transformer in Startup Health’s Moonshot Academy.
In 2019 selected as part of the 15 most innovative healthcare companies in the US by the editors of Fierce Healthcare.
In 2020 selected as a Runner Up for Startup of the Year by Established.
In 2021 selected to be a part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator.
In2021 wonthe Audience Choice award at the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator Pitch Presentation.
Caregility Announces Release of Version 1.9 of iObserver Virtual Observation Application
Eatontown, N.J. – Nov. 19, 2020 – Caregility, a clinical collaboration and communications company moving the access point of care closer to the patient, announces the release of version 1.9 of its iObserver application, a continuous virtual observation and communications system for remotely monitoring at-risk patients. iObserver allows clinical teams to remotely observe up to 12 patient rooms on a single screen with two-way audio and video support through the Caregility Platform, a purpose-built, HIPAA-compliant telehealth ecosystem for the entire healthcare continuum.
Caregility leveraged thousands of hours of customer input to build new features and capability into the iObserver v1.9 release. The new version will enhance patient and provider experience and application flexibility with the goals of minimizing adverse events, easing provider burden, and reducing healthcare costs by enabling care teams to do more with less.
Costs associated with patient sitting are rarely reimbursed and often unbudgeted. With expenses for in-room patient sitters running into the millions, this can have a significant impact on a hospital’s bottom-line and direct care resources. One Caregility healthcare customer, after deploying iObserver, reported that in eight months of use their unbudgeted sitter hours dropped by 75% with no falls or adverse events.
iObserver enables cost-effective virtual observation across a broad spectrum of use cases, including but not limited to:
• Clinical deterioration/rapid response events • Fall prevention/elopement • COVID isolation room – bedside support and room visualization • Overflow capacity management • Risk to self, from others, or to others
“Caregility is committed to investing in accelerated development that takes into account the experience from both the clinical perspective and the patient perspective,” said Sudhir Ahuja, SVP of Product Development at Caregility. “The iObserver v1.9 release is a great example of taking that input and turning it into a reality for our customers.”
To see a demonstration of how iObserver can help your health system protect patients and drive down costs, as well as unique options we have to help you deal with rising COVID cases with our bedside application that turns any iPad in to a secure communications device in patient rooms, contact Caregility at (732) 440-8040, firstname.lastname@example.org or https://caregility.com/contact-us/.
Caregility (www.caregility.com) is a clinical collaboration and communications company moving the access point of care closer to the patient. Leveraging over eight years of experience in clinical environments, the Caregility telehealth platform is a purpose-built ecosystem for the entire healthcare continuum. The platform provides secure, reliable two-way audio and video communication designed for any device and clinical workflow, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Today, Caregility supports more than 2 million video sessions annually and has deployed over 9,000 access points of care systems across the US. From critical and acute, to urgent and emergent, to post-acute and ambulatory, and to the home, Caregility is helping transform the delivery of patient care everywhere. Follow Caregility on Twitter at @caregility.
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Yorktel Celebrates the Launch of a New Subsidiary Focused on Telehealth Communications
Caregility to enable virtual care solutions for healthcare industry, as Yorktel retains focus on building and supporting next generation IT services and solutions.
Eatontown, NJ(September 19, 2019) Yorktel, a leading provider of IT services and solutions to include managed services for enterprise, healthcare, and public sector customers worldwide, announced the spin-off of its extremely successful healthcare practice to form a new company, Caregility. The new company will be comprised of Yorktel’s entire healthcare practice team and focus on enabling end-to-end virtual care and communication solutions to the healthcare industry. Both Caregility and Yorktel will be separate subsidiaries of YTC Holdings.
Poised for growth in a rapidly expanding market, Caregility has developed a platform with a suite of software and related services which is offered as a Software as a Service (SaaS) business model to better serve its healthcare customer base. The new business structure has Caregility leveraging and extending Yorktel’s incumbent healthcare expertise, while enabling Yorktel to focus on growing its closely-knit set of AV, IT and collaboration solutions.
Ron Gaboury, who is CEO of Yorktel, will remain CEO of the entire organization, working with each subsidiaries’ leadership team to direct company strategy and business objectives while monitoring overall corporate performance. “We are proud of what Yorktel has accomplished in the development of UHE, our telehealth platform, and its associated applications and solutions,” said Yorktel CEO Ron Gaboury. “Our initial investments enabled us to establish a robust product road map, and we are excited to see where we can take the line of business. With that in mind, management decided this was the perfect time to move the healthcare practice into a separate organization and seek additional investment. This new investment will allow us to expand our development team, enhance our support infrastructure and pursue healthcare focused sales and marketing efforts.”
Michael Brandofino, formerly COO of Yorktel, has been named President and COO of Caregility, while Ken Scaturro, currently CRO of Yorktel, has been named President and COO of Yorktel. “For the past several years, we’ve had the privilege of working with healthcare organizations who are pioneers in the telehealth industry,” Brandofino said. “As a result, we’ve developed a robust technology road map containing solutions that have never been offered in the marketplace. As demand for seamless video communication continues to become a core requirement in all manner of patient care, these solutions will continue to resonate and bring meaningful value to healthcare organizations. This is a very exciting time to be in this industry and I’m looking forward to leading the Caregility team towards helping healthcare providers with their mission of providing quality care and enhanced patient outcomes.”
According to a recent Market Insightsreportfrom the American Hospital Association Center for Health Innovation, telehealth has become critical to health care transformation as a strategy to improve access and value and cost reductions. Telehealth is becoming the patient’s “point of access for urgent care, triage for emergent conditions, specialty consults, post-discharge management, medication education, behavioral health counseling, chronic care management and more.” Caregility’s mission aligns with its focus on moving the access point of care closer to the patient across the care continuum, using its universal communications platform and a vast network of access point of care systems.
“Over the years, Yorktel has made strategic investments in its healthcare practice, enabling it to offer customers innovative technology and differentiated business models in a highly competitive marketplace,” explains Ira M. Weinstein, founder and managing partner of analyst firm Recon Research. “Spinning off its highly successful healthcare division is a wise move that will allow Yorktel, and the newly formed Caregility, to focus on their core areas of expertise.”
“As enterprises continue to transform their workplaces and embrace innovative collaboration techniques that enhance productivity, Yorktel is ideally positioned to drive change management and influence user adoption,” said Scaturro. “Our success in the healthcare industry is another demonstration of Yorktel’s commitment to innovation, and we will continue to deliver creative and timely solutions and services to our customers.”
For over 35 years, Yorktel (www.yorktel.com) has been a leader in helping enterprise, healthcare, and federal government customers plan, navigate and successfully execute their digital workplace transformation initiatives. Our global team works with yours to ensure all aspects of these initiatives, including systems evaluations, network preparedness, technology assessments, change management planning, device and network management and monitoring have been addressed. We then design, integrate and manage the communication and collaboration solutions that keep you connected and moving forward. For more information, visit Yorktel online at http://www.yorktel.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Yorktel on Twitter: @yorktelcorp.
Caregility (www.caregility.com) is a clinical collaboration and communications company moving the access point of care closer to the patient. Leveraging its eight years of experience in clinical environments, Caregility’s core offering, the UHE Platform, is a purpose-built ecosystem for the entire healthcare continuum. The UHE Platform provides secure, reliable two-way audio and video communication designed for any device and clinical workflow, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Today, Caregility supports 6,500 access points of care systems across the US. From ambulatory/acute/ICU/post-acute care settings to virtual care operation centers to patients in the home, Caregility is helping transform patient care delivery. For more information, visit www.caregility.com. Follow Caregility on Twitter: @caregility.
Chip Ganassi Racing Partners with Caregility & Yorktel
Contacts: Jeff Dowling at Chip Ganassi Racing, email@example.com Kelly McDermott at Yorktel & Caregility, firstname.lastname@example.org
CONCORD, N.C. (Sept 4, 2020) – Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced today it has entered into partnerships with two organizations: Caregility, a clinical collaboration and communications company and Yorktel, a leading provider of collaboration and managed service solutions. Both companies are owned by YTC Holdings.
Yorktel has a 35-year history partnering with customers across the globe to design, develop and manage digital transformation solutions that increase user productivity in the modern workplace. The company has a deep pedigree in collaboration technologies that has proven critical for business, government, education and healthcare operations continuity, particularly during the COVID crisis. Their extensive knowledge in collaboration technologies has allowed them to develop easy to use work from home solutions and enhanced webcasting and streaming media solutions that have become critical needs during this pandemic.
Caregility offers a cloud-based Platform as a Service solution specifically designed to support two-way audio and video communication for telehealth applications. The company’s communications platform was created to enhance the experience of both the patient and the provider in virtually any remote telehealth situation from the ICU to the home. Caregility’s telehealth solution has enabled healthcare providers to quickly scale during the current COVID-19 pandemic, enabling them to provide virtual care for hundreds of thousands of patients across the US.
The partnership with Yorktel and Caregility includes branding on the No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, driven by former Daytona 500 and NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) Champion Kurt Busch, beginning with and throughout the 10 races that make-up the 2020 NASCAR Playoffs. The 2020 NASCAR season is a milestone year for Kurt Busch as he made his 700th start at the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 5th. Busch is one of only 17 drivers in NASCAR history to reach the 700-start milestone. Busch will also make his eighth consecutive and 14th overall appearance in the NCS Playoffs. “In the new business environment of virtual distancing, remote collaboration, and “work anywhere” initiatives, we are looking for new and innovative ways to build awareness of the Yorktel and Caregility brands,” commented Ron Gaboury, CEO, Yorktel & Caregility. “We are looking forward to using the Ganassi Racing platform as a means to broaden the reach and impact of both companies.”
“We’re excited to have Yorktel and Caregility join the organization,” commented Doug Duchardt, COO, Chip Ganassi Racing. “To have their partnership begin as we kick-off the 2020 NASCAR Playoffs is certainly a fun way to mark the occasion. With everything that our country has been through this year, it is enlightening to begin learning about what the respective companies offer to enterprise, Public sector, and healthcare providers in these challenging times. We look forward to growing the partnership through the 2020 NASCAR Playoffs and beyond.”
For over 35 years, Yorktel (www.yorktel.com) has been a leader in helping enterprise, healthcare, education and public sector customers plan, navigate and successfully execute their digital workplace transformation initiatives. Our global team works with yours to ensure all aspects of these initiatives, including systems evaluations, network preparedness, technology assessments, change management planning, device and network management and monitoring have been addressed. We then design, integrate and manage the IT solutions that enable your connected workforce. For more information, visit Yorktel. www.yorktel.com and follow Yorktel on Twitter: @yorktelcorp.
Caregility (www.caregility.com) is a clinical collaboration and communications company moving the access point of care closer to the patient. Leveraging over eight years of experience in clinical environments, Caregility’s core offering, the UHE Platform, is a purpose-built ecosystem for the entire healthcare continuum. The UHE Platform provides secure, reliable two-way audio and video communication designed for any device and clinical workflow, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Today, Caregility supports thousands access points of care systems across the US. From ambulatory/acute/ICU/post-acute care settings to virtual care operation centers to patients in the home, Caregility is helping transform patient care delivery. For more information, visit Caregility. www.caregility.com or Twitter: @caregility.
About Chip Ganassi Racing
Chip Ganassi has been a fixture in the auto racing industry for over 30 years and is considered one of the most successful as well as innovative owners the sport has anywhere in the world. Today his teams include three cars in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and two cars in the NASCAR Cup Series. Overall, his teams have 19 championships and more than 220 victories, including four Indianapolis 500s, a Daytona 500, a Brickyard 400, eight Rolex 24 At Daytona, the 12 Hours of Sebring and 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ganassi boasts state-of-the-art race shop facilities in Indianapolis, and Concord, N.C., with a corporate office in Pittsburgh. For more information log onto www.www.chipganassiracing.com.
Caregility Announces Release of Version 1.6 of the UHE Virtual Care Platform
The release includes new iConsult Desktop and iConsult Bedside apps along with new features to boost telehealth workflow flexibility.
Eatontown, N.J. – July 28, 2020 – Caregility, a clinical collaboration and communications company moving the access point of care closer to the patient, announces the release of version 1.6 of its patented UHETM telehealth platform. Caregility’s UHE platform is a comprehensive, HIPAA-compliant visual communications system that connects all patient and clinician environments into one universal service. Attached to the service are Caregility’s Access Point of Care Systems (APS), which are healthcare purpose-built, two-way, video-enabled devices that can be portable or mounted on a wall or cart, enabling the point of care to be anywhere the patient is located.
The UHE 1.6 release brings several new features and product enhancements to the virtual care platform, including:
iConsult Desktop webapp, which provides the ability to initiate calls from desktop computers to APSs as well as other desktop computers and mobile devices.
iConsult Bedside, a patient-facing application that turns a mobile device (iOS and Android) at the patient bedside into a UHE APS enables remote clinicians to communicate on demand with a patient or bedside staff. The app also offers patients options to request a video consult with clinicians and to initiate a video visit with loved ones without the need for a staff member to enter the room, thereby minimizing risk to caregivers working in COVID-19 environments.
Enhancements to the iObserver user interface designed to increase ease-of-use and efficiency.
New pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera control functionality in iConsult Mobile, which includes access to the mobile device’s front and back cameras.
New control protocol integrations to enable compatibility with more third-party PTZ cameras.
“We are excited to add new applications that help expand the flexibility of our UHE platform, allowing us to provide new workflows that include patient-facing tools,” said Sudhir Ahuja, SVP of Product Development at Caregility. “The release also brings new features and enhancements that help shape our iObserver and iConsult applications to meet the everchanging requirements of telehealth.”
Caregility (www.caregility.com) is a clinical collaboration and communications company moving the access point of care closer to the patient. Leveraging over eight years of experience in clinical environments, Caregility’s core telehealth offering, the UHE Platform, is a purpose-built ecosystem for the entire healthcare continuum. The UHE Platform provides secure, reliable two-way audio and video communication designed for any device and clinical workflow, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Today, Caregility supports more than 2 million video sessions annually and has deployed over 9,000 access points of care systems across the US. From critical and acute, to urgent and emergent, to post-acute and ambulatory, and to the home, Caregility is helping transform the delivery of patient care everywhere. Follow Caregility on Twitter @caregility.
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Caregility Adds Single Sign-On and Multi-Factor Authentication to Telehealth Platform
Enhancements to the clinical collaboration platform improve security and usability for clinician and patient end users.
EATONTOWN, N.J., June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Caregility, a clinical collaboration and communications company focused on providing secure, reliable two-way audio and video communications for any device and clinical workflow, in both inpatient and outpatient settings, announces single sign-on (SSO) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) functionality for its telehealth platform. SSO enhancements will allow end users to log into the platform using a single set of credentials to gain access to the various apps, websites, and data for which they have permissions. The feature improves security and system usability, as well as employee satisfaction by mitigating password fatigue. SSO enables organizations governed by HIPAA to increase control over user access to certain information and more easily enforce password change policies.
New MFA features similarly reinforce security. MFA will require Platform users to provide an additional factor to verify their identity beyond entering a password. This can include a code generated by a one-time email password (OTP), or a SMS message to a specific mobile phone. The additional security measure reduces the risk of compromised passwords, granting healthcare organizations an additional layer of protection against cybersecurity attack.
“As telehealth and remote engagement tools become ubiquitous in healthcare, ensuring the security of these patient engagement forums is paramount,” said Bin Guan, Caregility CTO. “Recent news regarding privacy shortcomings among widely used video conferencing platforms has heightened end-user awareness of potential security threats. The latest Platform enhancements have been implemented to reinforce provider and consumer confidence in the security of their information across Caregility’s entire ecosystem.”
The Platform is a comprehensive platform that provides video-enabled communications tools to empower clinicians, patients, care coordinators, family members, and virtual sitters with an intuitive, nonintrusive, and secure interface that can be used within a healthcare facility as well as remote, outpatient settings. The new SSO and MFA functionality demonstrates Caregility’s ongoing commitment to patient and clinician experience and security.
Caregility is a clinical collaboration and communications company focused on enabling the shortest and fastest path of care for patients with the right caregiver and treatment plan. Leveraging our eight years of experience in clinical environments as part of our parent company, Yorktel, our core offering, the Platform, is a purpose-built ecosystem for the entire healthcare continuum.
The Platform provides secure, reliable two-way audio and video communication designed for any device and clinical workflow, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Today, Caregility supports more than 2 million video sessions and has deployed more than 9,000 access points of care systems across the US. Fromcritical and acute,tourgent and emergent,to post-acute and ambulatory, andtothe home,Caregility is helping transform the delivery of patient care everywhere.
Caregility Ramps Up Production of Slimline Mobile Telehealth Carts
Spurred by increased demand for telehealth solutions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the company continues to enhance offerings by delivering endpoints designed for maximum mobility and safety.
Eatontown, N.J. – May 20, 2020 – Caregility, a clinical collaboration and communications company focused on providing secure, reliable, two-way audio and video communications for any device and clinical workflow, in both inpatient and outpatient settings, announces availability of the Caregility APS250C Slim Mobile Cart. The company has already shipped hundreds of units to hospitals across the nation that are looking for ways to leverage technology in their fight against COVID-19. At 69 inches high with a width and depth of under 18 inches, the minimalist design of the mobile telehealth cart offers maximum agility, enabling clinicians to bring the Access Point of Care System (APS) directly into any patient environment.
The purpose-built cart includes a 1080p full HD 20x zoom PTZ camera; an echo cancelling, noise reduction microphone and speaker; and 13-inch full HD LCD touch tablet with anti-microbial enclosure running Caregility’s patented software.
These carts were designed specifically for rapid deployment in a variety of patient environments for care of COVID-19 affected patients. The mobile telehealth carts eliminate the need for permanent hardware installation and are used to establish a virtual connection to care for patients, reducing the frequency of clinician staff exposure to COVID-19 and use of limited Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The carts have proven invaluable as provider organizations work to quickly scale virtual care operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Paired with Caregility’s cloud-based solutions, the carts are quickly activated for live use the same day they arrive.
“This pandemic has quickly changed how care is delivered, in turn, this created the need for rapid deployment of virtual care at the patient’s bedside for a variety of reasons,” said Caregility VP of Clinical Solutions Wendy Deibert. “Each of our solutions are designed to fit this very need – easy to deploy within hours, secure, simple to use and able to keep everyone connected in the time when social distancing is a must.”
Caregility has a complete line-up of telehealth carts and wall-mounted systems. These bedside access points of care can be used for any virtual care or clinical workflow. Available features include:
Far-end camera control to pan, tilt, and zoom
Presets for preferred camera positions
Far-end audio control of APS speaker and microphone
On-demand buttons at the APS to request a remote video session
IR lights and night vision
Proactive monitoring and management of APS to ensure high availability
Conferencing capabilities to add participants, including other clinicians, interpreters, and family members
Always on and available, and capable of extended call durations (hours/days)
To access a special program for healthcare systems needing to rapidly deploy telehealth or to learn more about how Caregility can help your healthcare organization stand up or expand virtual care operations, call (732) 440-8040, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit https://caregility.com/contact-us/.
Caregility is a clinical collaboration and communications company moving the access point of care closer to the patient. Leveraging over eight years of experience in clinical environments, Caregility’s core telehealth offering, the Platform, is a purpose-built ecosystem for the entire healthcare continuum. The Platform provides secure, reliable two-way audio and video communication designed for any device and clinical workflow, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Today, Caregility supports over 8,000 access points of care systems and over 2 million video sessions annually across the U.S. From critical and acute, to urgent and emergent, to post-acute and ambulatory, and to the home, Caregility is helping transform the delivery of patient care everywhere. Follow Caregility on Twitter @caregility.