Navicent Health has partnered with Atrium Health to launch new virtual care delivery system, which is intended to offer hospital-level treatment to Covid-19 patients at home.

The new system is an expansion of Atrium Health’s COVID-19 Virtual Hospital, which was introduced in March.

It will leverage advanced telemedicine to treat patients who do not need the care offered by an intensive care unit (ICU). The system is designed to deliver medical observation and acute care via remote monitoring of patients.

The care team will be able to use the system to track blood pressure, oxygen levels and temperature of patients who isolate and recover at their own home.

Atrium Health president and CEO Gene Woods said: “Within only a week’s time, our Atrium Health COVID-19 Virtual Hospital became a reality and, now, we’ve cared for more than 13,000 patients at home to date through this amazing new virtual care platform.

“So, as we think about the future of telemedicine and, specifically its application in rural markets, it’s exciting to think about what an incredible and far-reaching impact this will have on our patients in Georgia as we improve health, elevate hope and advance healing for all.”

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Patients who receive treatment via the virtual care delivery system will be given a Covid-19 Home Monitoring Kit and instructions for use.

A patient will monitor and log their vital signs multiple times throughout a day and have check-in calls with nurses and a physician, based on requirement.

This approach enables care providers to identify any trends or worsening symptoms and offer early intervention. The new system is also expected to reduce strain on hospitals.