Covenant Health Aiming to ‘Transform Elder Care’ Through Telemedicine Technology

Covenant Health, a regional Catholic health delivery network and leader in values-based, not-for-profit healthcare, has introduced telemedicine technology at four of its skilled nursing facilities in New England.

TripleCare, a telemedicine platform designed for skilled nursing facilities (SNF), is enhancing care delivery and reducing hospital admissions at Covenant skilled nursing facilities in Maine (St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion-Lewiston) and the Greater Boston area (Mary Immaculate-Lawrence, St. Joseph Manor-Brockton and Maristhill-Waltham).

TripleCare’s virtual technology and services enables Covenant’s on-site nurses to connect seamlessly with highly-trained physicians to diagnose and treat patients during hours when physicians are typically not on site. Evenings, weekends and holidays are the times when hospital transfers most often occur. The virtual bedside visits allow TripleCare physicians to discern efficiently if patients need to be transported or can be treated in place.

“TripleCare is an excellent tool for our nurses to implement,” said Sarah Trafford, nurse manager of the Transitional Rehab Units & Specialty Care Suites at St. Mary’s. “Our nurses are learning from TripleCare doctors as they work closely to assist patients and assess their conditions. Our nurses are able to take this training and knowledge and apply it to other relevant situations occurring in our SNFs.”

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