Vidyo, an embedded video technology company, has announced that Presence Health’s Remote Sitter program has been honored for its work in reducing fall rates.
The health system began its program in 2014, and has logged thousands of hours of monitoring patients at risk for falls without experiencing any patient injuries.
Presence Health was a finalist for its work in the Leaders Innovating Telehealth Award program. The winner was Rush University Medical Center’s Road Home Program, which gives veterans and their families face-to-face consultations at no cost when veterans are seeking treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Funding is primarily through the Wounded Warrior Project, and allows the health system to give remote services to veterans in rural areas.
The other finalist was North Memorial Health Community Paramedics, which connects those who have recently been discharged from an urban hospital and uses community paramedics.
Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center plans to open a 12-bed Advanced Care Unit in early 2019.