Atrium Health launches virtual hospital care for COVID-19 patients

Atrium Health launches virtual hospital care for COVID-19 patients
Charlotte Business Journal

CHARLOTTE — Atrium Health is bringing hospital care to patients’ homes as the Charlotte-based health-care system prepares for an increase in coronavirus patients.

On Monday, it rolled out “Atrium Health at Home,” a program that monitors eligible patients from their own homes. The program is for patients who test positive for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, and need close monitoring but not intensive care. Each participating patient will receive a monitoring kit, which includes a blood pressure cuff, pulse oximeter and thermometer. The kit will be delivered to the patient’s home.

“This is a safe way to care for the appropriate patients at home and is comparable to what they would receive in the hospital,” said Dr. Scott Rissmiller, chief physician executive at Atrium.

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Atrium enrolled its first three patients on Monday.

Read more about the program here.