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How Hippo Virtual Care Can Save Time and Lives with Telestroke

Hippo’s Virtual Care™ platform fills the gap in current Telestroke technology. Our hands-free, voice-activated headsets deliver a “through the eyes of the clinician” viewpoint, allowing healthcare providers to communicate in real-time with remote colleagues for consultations with specialists. With our telestroke services, on-site caregivers and nurses can connect with a remote-based stroke care team, enabling faster triage, smarter clinical decision making, and reducing clinical errors through collaborative care.

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5 Ways Hippo Virtual Care is Transforming the Healthcare Experience

The Hippo Virtual Care platform makes it easier for providers to see more patients in the same amount of time while also expanding and upskilling the workforce by decreasing the cost of training. Hippo also helps unlock the full potential of specialists, the most expensive and scarce resource in healthcare. Here are five ways in which we are transforming the healthcare experience.

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Bringing Dialysis Home with Virtual Care

Nephrology, like many other medical specialties, is facing a critical shortage of providers. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has only increased this burden as kidney injury from COVID-19 occurs in as many as 43% of patients in some hospitals, and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality rates. The resulting demand increase for dialysis has pushed providers and staff to their limits, in a medical specialty that already experiences high turnover rates.

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How Hospitals Can Save Money Using Hippo Virtual Care

The COVID-19 pandemic led to drastic decreases in health spending over the last year as patients and providers were forced to delay routine care – leaving many hospital systems with significant revenue deficits. The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that many hospitals will continue to face declining revenue amidst the lingering economic crisis. In these uncertain times, Hippo Virtual Care can help decrease hospitals’ overall costs, while simultaneously increasing revenue potential.

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Telehealth needs to be more than videoconferencing – Hippo Virtual Care is the answer

It comes as no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic will have lasting impacts on healthcare systems worldwide. Seemingly overnight, healthcare delivery changed from in-person to digital, transforming the norm. Providers who had previously been slow to adopt virtual care models had to quickly scale up programs to reach patients and ensure the continuation of their clinics during a time of unprecedented change.