FOR THE PATIENT
Community-Based Telehealth Solutions
Introducing a community-based telehealth solution can help reduce barriers to care for people who live far away from specialists or who have transportation or mobility issues.
Telehealth pods in the community can help clinicians and patients connect remotely. Hush have introduced a range of pod solutions designed specifically with patients in mind.
Hush acoustic pods can be set up in 5 hours, creating a portable ‘clinic’ for patient. Whether there is a preference for a larger pod to accommodate up to 4 people at a time (i.e. where whanau participation and support is necessary) or a smaller pod for single person use, the pods provide a private and welcoming space to speak to a healthcare provider via videoconferencing.
To provide this innovative, accessible care model, implementing technology-assisted pods with solutions that those with even the most basic skills can use is crucial. Ideally the pod would be able to be placed at a community location that can be supported by staff, for example a library, community centre or Citizens Advice Bureau. Making this technology a successful reality will also come down to how well the organisation can provide support to assist the elderly or those unfamiliar with technology to use the facility. In an environment where ease of use and security is paramount, incorporating technology such as Microsoft Teams can ensure patients can, with or without help, quickly and easily reach their clinician.