Logitech Helps Tryten and MedSitter Simplify Virtual Rounding and Remote Patient Observation
By Heather Peacock
Virtual rounding and remote patient observation have emerged as key telemedicine tools. They improve the clinical and patient experience and outcomes, strengthen continuity of care, achieve efficiency and safety objectives, and deliver meaningful interactions for patients when it matters most.
During the pandemic, virtual rounding and remote patient observation tools were suddenly heavily relied on, and have now become an invaluable asset to care delivery across boundaries.
Yet, there is always a challenge when introducing new hardware and software from various vendors amidst today’s sprawling healthcare IT landscape. This is especially true as mergers and acquisitions among health systems remain at all-time highs and health IT environments become increasingly cloud-based and automated.
The risks associated with fragmented patchworks of technology, such as interoperability headaches, duplicative work, and burnout associated with repeatedly having to learn new technologies have become ever-present. It has become more important than ever to incorporate tools that integrate well with others and align with health systems’ desire to consolidate and streamline their infrastructure. Keeping it simple for IT makes it easier, not harder, for frontline employees to do their job.
Time-sensitivity, being short-staffed, and needing to quickly make good decisions with limited information are constant realities for healthcare professionals. Balancing the workload between clinicians has never been more important, which requires tools that can be easily accessed by anyone. Ease of use, simplicity and a frustration-free user experience have become must-haves, rather than nice-to-haves, in order to deliver care virtually from one setting to the next in today’s unpredictable climate.
Logitech partners Tryten and MedSitter help providers deliver care around the clock with efficient patient-sitting and virtual rounding tools. Tryten’s Virtual Rounding Assistant and MedSitter both are enabled to work with Logitech MeetUp conference cameras, a critical video-enabling telehealth tool for care teams around the world.
During the pandemic, Tryten Virtual Rounding Assistants were deployed as a means to both care for patients and protect employees at the same time. MedSitter’s ability to observe multiple patients at once, and help prevent harm caused by accidents like falls, has proven to be highly beneficial in times when front-line healthcare workers are outnumbered and overwhelmed.
Tryten and MedSitter have partnered with Logitech not only because of its user-friendly industrial design, but also for its IT-friendly network design. Logitech cameras blend into the expansive interplay of virtual care infrastructure, including cloud collaboration platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams, making their integration into mobile carts easy. Logitech products are developed on and managed from a single platform. Its dedicated operating system for video collaboration, CollabOS, and remote device management application, Sync, make it easy to keep its cameras updated with the latest features and secure from anywhere, in one place.
“Logitech continues to be an ideal partner for Tryten, as they create exceedingly ecosystem-friendly solutions while enhancing the virtual care experience for patients and clinicians,” said Dr. Deborah Jeffries, Chief Strategy Officer at Tryten.
To learn more about Logitech video solutions for healthcare, visit the Tryten Booth # 1816 at ATA 2022 and check out our Virtual Care Resource Center at info.logitech.com/global-
About the Author
For more than a decade, Heather Peacock has served the healthcare IT audience in global strategy roles at Hewlett-Packard, Charter Communications, and currently, as the Global Healthcare Marketing Lead for Logitech, Inc. She is HIMSS Certified in Healthcare Technology Sales & Marketing, an active member of the American Telemedicine Association, and is committed to advocacy for virtual care adoption and acceptance globally.