Downstream of hospitalization in an inpatient ward or at the end of the treatment path, the need may arise to keep the patient under control through periodic check-ups, to be provided on an outpatient basis. Therefore, after the protected discharge of the patient or following a first outpatient visit, it is agreed that the patient should be managed remotely and then assigned to the management system of virtual outpatient clinics.
This decision determines the passage of a series of information from the SIO of AOS Colli to the system of virtual clinics, since it is a real patient care. In particular, the data that are transferred from the HIS to the virtual clinics are the following:
- Patient personal data: name, surname, address, date of birth, etc.
- Clinical data of the patient: blood group, allergies, etc.
- Measurements carried out of vital parameters;
- Reports of the diagnostic tests carried out;
- Pharmacological therapy in discharge;
- Diagnosis of entry into virtual clinics.
Once taken over by the system, the following steps take place:
- The patient is assigned a kit of electro-medical tools to allow remote monitoring of his health status;
- An APP is made available to be installed on your smartphone and on those of relatives or care givers to allow remote visits or direct interaction with the supervision center;
- The patient is assigned a therapeutic protocol that can also be managed through the APP provision which includes:
- Vital parameters to be detected at certain times;
- Medicines to be administered at certain times;
- Any activities to be carried out at certain times.
- The patient can make a cumulative or punctual booking of the outpatient visits that have been prescribed and pay for the requested services;
- At the date and time booked, the patient’s scheduled check-up is carried out, which includes:
- Tele-visit via smartphone or PC located at the patient’s home;
- Patient status report;
- Direct detection and verification of vital parameters;
- Possible variation of the therapy according to the verified results;
- Possible request for diagnostic tests;
- Issue of dematerialized prescriptions corresponding to the new drugs prescribed or the diagnostic tests requested.
- In case of emergency, the patient, relative or care giver can report it to the supervision center requesting an emergency visit or transport of the patient to the emergency room. Similarly to the occurrence of abnormalities in the level of vital signs measured, the supervision center may request an emergency visit or transport the patient to the emergency room.