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AirStrip, Dignity Health expand telehealth trials in California

Iain Morris
September 10, 2014
 
Telehealth player AirStrip says it is extending the scope of its telehealth trials with healthcare provider Dignity Health to cover the central coast region of California.

AirStrip (Lombard, IL) says its AirStrip ONE technology will allow Dignity Health (San Francisco, CA, USA) to integrate electronic medical records (EMRs) and inpatient and outpatient data sources into a single application.

By combining the data provided to doctors with clinical metrics, Dignity Health will be able to monitor and improve performance, says the AirStrip.

From October, the two players also intend to launch a telehealth initiative at four facilities in the Sacramento region of Californica, allowing tele-stroke and tele-ICU consultations to be done from virtually any location.

AirStrip says the solution is agnostic and takes advantage of existing EMR, patient monitoring, imaging and video sources.

“Ultimately, AirStrip ONE will help us align our quality incentive programs and more effectively manage risk, as well as make real strides in patient engagement,” said Davin Lundquist, Dignity Health’s vice president. “This initiative will build out over time to include tools that allow patients to communicate directly with physicians, including video capabilities that support the development of virtual office visits.”

AirStrip and Dignity Health have already completed a project in the Phoenix area focusing on developing AirStrip ONE use cases in primary care.

AirStrip says the results included the integration of rich inpatient and outpatient EMR data.

“The Phoenix project illustrated how our clinicians can have increased care coordination flexibility by accessing multiple data sources from a single mobile application regardless of time and location, while ensuring that security and privacy meet our stringent standards,” said Deanna Wise, the executive vice president and chief information officer at Dignity Health. “We set the bar high and AirStrip consistently met and exceeded our expectations. This prompted us to expand the initiative and to continue migrating toward true enterprise-wide interoperable mobility.”
 
 
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