Lenovo Launches Virtual Rounding for Healthcare Providers
Lenovo introduced Virtual Rounding, a solution that should enhance virtual patient care. With surging hospital visits and exhausting supplies of personal protective equipment, the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the need for intelligent transformation in healthcare.
Making hospital rounds is a valuable time for providers to check in with patients and their families, discuss diagnoses and care plans, and answer questions. Virtual rounding allows providers to remotely communicate with patients safely and efficiently, increasing their ability to reach more patients, saving critical supplies of protective equipment, and limiting face-to-face time with patients to help better protect provider health and safety.
The solution includes a Lenovo ThinkSmart View, an appliance for Microsoft Teams designed for healthcare and businesses. Featuring high-quality video and sound in a small package, providers can safely meet with patients virtually from their office, another facility or their home. In addition to meeting the needs of the modern remote healthcare work force, the solution is designed to improve the safety of patients and providers, improve access to care, and improve the quality of care to help manage the near-term pandemic environment and well beyond.
“Lenovo Virtual Rounding was rapidly developed and brought to market in response to the acute needs of healthcare systems during the global COVID-19 pandemic,” said Bob Monteverdi, Director of Global Healthcare Solutions, Lenovo. “Physician-patient communication is fundamental for good care, this solution preserves valuable face-to-face time, making daily rounds more efficient, convenient, and safe.”