Caregility and COVID Tech Connect have co-developed a free, user-friendly video conferencing solution, called TeleHome, to support consumer access to virtual hospital visitations and other coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-related calls. The solution connects people hospitalized with COVID-19 with loved ones through virtual visits.
TeleHome was designed to help caregivers connect isolated consumers with loved ones on any device. Developed in partnership with industry telehealth veteran Caregility, the new HIPAA-compliant app ensures that consumer privacy is protected and that no consumer data is stored on the device. Video calls made through TeleHome are hosted on a web-browser, making it easy for family and friends to join without having to download an app or enter a log-in. Caregility partnered with COVID Tech Connect to donate engineering resources and technical infrastructure to make TeleHome possible.
Caregility supports delivery of care to wherever the consumer is located through the use of the Caregility Virtual Care Platform. Caregility’s core telehealth offering is a purpose-built ecosystem for the entire health care continuum. The Caregility Virtual Care Platform provides secure, reliable two-way audio and video communication designed for any device and clinical workflow, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Caregility supports more than 2 million video sessions annually and has deployed more than 9,000 access point-of-care systems across the United States.
COVID Tech Connect was founded with a mission to connect people critically ill with COVID-19 with their loved ones by donating smart devices to hospitals, care facilities, and hospice centers across the country. Since launching in March 2020, the organization has distributed 15,000 smart devices to hospitals and care facilities in need. To date, the project has raised $4 million, including a grant from Google.org, an anonymous donor, and thousands of individuals through the project’s GoFundMe campaign. COVID Tech Connect is a sponsored project of The Giving Back Fund, a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor, with help from CAPC, Presto Foundation, and private donors. COVID Tech Connect also partnered with Charge Power to help consumers stay connected by donating 20,000 universal cell phone charge cords to hospitals.
This was reported by Caregility on May 20, 2021.
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