EPAM & Curogram Partner To Scale COVID-19 Crisis Response Telemedicine Platform For Healthcare Institutions
Press Release: April 2, 2020
Healthcare institutions can quickly deploy mass screening and testing services through Curogram's two-way texting and video chat platform enabled by EPAM's implementation services
Text messaging is the one of the most effective ways to reach consumers, as 90% of SMS messages are read within three minutes. Built on top of its core HIPAA-compliant texting platform, Curogram's scalable telemedicine solution is integrated with existing healthcare systems leveraging EPAM's application and workflow integration expertise. The solution offers more than a dozen features to address today's growing COVID-19 testing challenges – limited testing kit availability, long lines at drive-thru testing centers and lengthy call wait times at doctor's offices. The telemedicine solution also provides efficient screening scheduling, sets appointment reminders and enables video chat functionality – all through the patient's smart phone.
"Our hospital was one of the first in the country to offer free COVID-19 drive-thru testing to the public. When we opened, there was an overwhelming number of people waiting more than five hours to be tested," said
Through the crisis response platform, healthcare organizations can mass text patients, inviting them to complete an online screening form and self-register for testing. Curogram's screening tool can be customized by the health system to identify whether a patient is low, medium or high risk based on their symptoms. Depending on their risk level, patients can then schedule a walk-in telemedicine visit for further screening or book a drive-thru testing appointment online. Real-time HIPAA-compliant texting enables staff and patients to communicate and maintain social distancing during the testing process. Following testing, patients receive their results via secure message, as well as further instructions from the provider. All information is also integrated with the EHR so providers can more easily manage patient information.
"With healthcare resources already running thin, our mission was to help save as many lives as possible with the minimum amount of resources," said
For healthcare providers, Curogram's two-way texting solution automates human workflows and reduces time spent by staff answering calls by 50%. The platform also enables physicians to optimize inter-office communication among staff and nurses, coordinate patient care, and easily find and contact healthcare partners. The solution reduces the number of staff needed at testing locations by 75%, resulting in less exposure risk and a reduction in needed personal protective equipment (PPE).
"With the platform's screening process, providers can better prioritize which patients should be tested for COVID-19, especially amid supply shortages, and ensure the most critical patients are receiving the medical attention they need," said
Curogram is changing the way healthcare providers communicate with today's patient consumer with HIPAA-compliant texting and telemedicine solutions that sync with any EMR in less than 30 minutes. To learn more about Curogram, visit www.curogram.com.
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