COVID-19 is bringing new relevance to Sutter’s longstanding electronic intensive care units (eICUs) and to telemedicine.
COVID-19 has provided us with many important lessons, but among the most significant for Sutter Health is how valuable expanded telehealth has been in reaching traditionally underserved communities in new and meaningful ways.
Video visits have proved crucial to Sutter’s ability to keep caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, as a heat wave causes power outages and wildfires prompt evacuations throughout Northern California, we remind patients how and when they should use telehealth to stay well.
Telehealth—and most notably video visits—are not just about convenience. They help bridge the gap for a wide range of patients who may not otherwise received the care they need.
Preparing for a patient surge of COVID-19 patients allowed Sutter Health to successfully treat an infected patient with critical-care specialists two hours away.