As we navigate unfamiliar territory with COVID-19 and its variants, we will continue to need COVID-19 testing. The CDC states that people can refrain from wearing masks if they've been vaccinated, although in many areas of the country the decision to wear a mask is left to personal choice. After many months of home-based isolation, we are all ready to return to some semblance of normalcy and dine-in restaurants, in-person shopping, travel, and visits with family and friends. With all of that being said, COVID-19 testing is and will continue to be an important tool to slow the spread of this deadly virus.
The COVID-19 Delta variant is highly communicable and continues to spread rapidly through our communities. Studies indicate that both vaccinated and non-vaccinated people can unknowingly transmit the virus to others, even while feeling well. For anyone experiencing symptoms, they should be tested for COVID-19 and isolate if the results are positive in order to reduce the possibility of transmitting the virus to others.
Additionally, Healthcare workers are stressed and exhausted, caring for the significant increase in patients due to COVID-19. Many facilities are understaffed and have been unable to hire enough employees to meet the current demand. Unfortunately, this need has continued over time. With this in mind, Optimum Healthcare IT offers solutions to assist our clients and relieve some of their staffing shortages.
Optimum has successfully assisted clients with their COVID-19 testing procedures through our remote services. We can build a virtual support desk, staffed with schedulers who can answer patient calls and set up their test appointments, while also updating patient demographics for prompt results notification. Additionally, Optimum can provide a team of licensed clinicians to deliver test results and answer patient questions. This virtual service allows our client's staff to focus their efforts where they're needed most - providing hands-on patient care in their communities.
If you are interested in learning more about how Optimum Healthcare IT can help your organization with COVID testing, please contact us today.