Technology in medicine is really only useful if it enables the underlying human relationships that drive great care.
So I was deeply skeptical of virtual care solutions, particularly in the hospital. Then I saw Bayan Medical Systems’ virtual nurse in action (initially at Stormont Vail in Kansas) and I spoke with the nurses and case managers using it, and I’m convinced this is something that can free us to spend MORE time caring. Patient safety, patient experience, and healthcare professional safety and workload might all be positively impacted if this is implemented correctly: not to replace the bedside experience, but to augment it. So they gave us a LIVE demo in the sim lab at MarinHealth where this technology is being used to bring virtual case management to the bedside (the full demo is at the end of the video so don’t miss it!).
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