NOVA and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Pandemic. Mere sight of the word ignites fear, panic, and concern. It is during these times that healthcare professionals worldwide share a common responsibility to head toward the fire while everyone else runs away.

With the rapid rise of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at the epicenter of media today, the need for reliable options to help prevent Coronavirus from spreading and maintain the health and safety of patients and staff is evident.

That's where innovations in healthcare technology come into play. Virtual patient observation solutions like NOVA provide remote visualization and monitoring of multiple patients by trained technicians. NOVA (Nursing Observation and Virtual Assistant) by Wachter Healthcare Solutions uses HD cameras with 360° views as well as pan, tilt, zoom, and night vision capabilities to allow technicians to visualize a patient’s surroundings with precision and extreme quality.

In today's climate, being able to reduce the number of times a nurse must enter an isolation patient’s room or don personal protective equipment (PPE) can be of utmost value for both safety and cost containment.

Having a trained technician monitor patients to ensure that they are safe and that their needs are met through two-way communication tools decreases the spread of infection while promoting patient care. “We have to look at safety from every perspective,” says Clinical Support Specialist Ashley Kuruvilla, MSN, APRN, FNP-C. “Patient safety as well as the safety of front-line professionals should be addressed. As a healthcare technology company, we have an obligation to provide a solution that will alleviate these concerns and that’s what NOVA can do.”

Healthcare is an everchanging environment that can benefit from advancements in medical technology. As a leader in this industry, Wachter’s dedication to providing revolutionary products will help keep us in the forefront.

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