Offer Telemedicine Cancer Care With Your Own Platform Like Bayshore
2 years ago
As per its official press release, Bayshore Healthcare has launched an after-hours symptoms management digital health app to facilitate patients - who are going through cancer treatment - to connect with providers from anywhere.
Bayshore has launched this useful oncology telemedicine program for online cancer care under its innovative program called CareChart Digital Health.
What is Bayshore’s new offering - Telemedicine cancer care?
Bayshore hailed its decision to utilize the most beautiful piece of healthcare technology for cancer treatment by sharing its purpose.
They have stated that their major purpose is to eliminate the need for patients to visit emergency departments by empowering them with tech that enables them to receive world-class care virtually without leaving home.
Following are the top features the Bayshore app offers for actualizing virtual cancer care.
- Online and telephone triage
Patients going through cancer treatment can have rapid and easy access to expert nursing support during the time of evenings, weekends and holidays from the mobile phone, tablet or laptop that delivers comfort and convenience!
Whatever communication happens between members of the care team and patients is submitted to all members of the patients’ care team in a form of a detailed report. Such micro reporting makes sure that every member of the care team remains on the same page.
- Privacy and security
Bayshore’s online platform for virtual cancer care is compliant with all Canadian data privacy laws to ensure patient information and their communication with all team members are confidential and secure.
Patients are able to carry out a self-assessment before the virtual visit with the care team to let the care team know about their symptoms.
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Why did Bayshore not choose Zoom or Facetime for telemedicine in Oncology?
Well, if you are planning to offer telemedicine for cancer care, you must have a similar question in your mind. So, let me address it.
When it comes to virtual care, it is not only about video calls between patients and providers.
Virtual care is all about taking the entire patient care cycle online from appointment booking to online medical consultation, ePrescription, reporting, and follow-ups.
So since Zoom and Facetime lack such features and only support video calls, chat or voice calls, providers have the only option to either build a custom telemedicine platform or acquire a ready-to-use white-label virtual care platform.
Another major reason for not using Zoom and Facetime for virtual cancer care is compliance. Zoom and Facetime and many other free video calling platforms aren’t compliant with all Canadian data privacy laws, especially healthcare-specific laws.
Thus, if you use such non-compliant platforms for providing virtual care, you can be liable for the hefty fine by privacy commissioners. Additionally, it also puts patient data at risk.
Due to these 2 game-changing reasons, Bayshore decided to opt-in for a dedicated virtual care platform rather than a free video calling app. And we would suggest the same to you.
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We can also carry out PIA and TRA for you and make sure there is no privacy vulnerability within your organization and your virtual care tech.
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