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Here we offer useful technology and practical guidance to facilitate remote working, as the likelihood of further movement restrictions increases.
Despite the unprecedented adjustments to healthcare planning and operations, it is possible to stay connected to your staff, your patients, your colleagues, and your business.
The comprehensive technology guide for healthcare organisations and professionals includes lists of the many free tools available, along with other tools that require a minimal financial investment.
Microsoft Office 365
For a modest monthly fee, Office 365 enables access to Word, Excel, Outlook on your PC /Laptop/iPad, all synchronised against that personal account. Equally, if you require Office 365 for a number of people in your organisation, your IT supplier should be able to assist you in installing it.
Remote access and your IT infrastructure
Teleconferencing and videoconferencing
Teleconferencing and videoconferencing is a valuable tool for communicating with staff and patients.
At a minimum, teleconferencing facilities should be set up and tested initially with staff.
Feedback from healthcare professionals indicates that video-conferencing facilities are preferred and can be accessed via smartphones.
There are many guidelines, even books, on the subject of meetings. Planning and good manners are even more important in online meetings and patient consultations.
T-Pro provides a Telehealth solution which allows healthcare organisations to put on virtual clinics that allow doctors to treat patients online through their smartphones, tablets and desktop computers.
Digital dictation and speech recognition
Healthcare organisations who rely on in-house transcription of dictation will need to ensure that their digital dictation systems function for remote workers.
With T-Pro Dictate, a cloud-based SaaS licensing option for T-Pro’s industry-leading digital dictation, documentation and speech recognition workflow management solutions, healthcare organisations can enable staff to work remotely - while at their desk or on the move. T-Pro is accessible across all clinical workflows, care settings, devices and apps.
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Remote transcription / outsourcing dictation
With T-Pro’s fully encrypted workflow platform, digital dictations can either be allocated to your medical secretary or outsourced to T-Pro for typing.
T-Pro offers a secure and experienced workforce of medical transcriptionists – one that can scale and adapt to the growing needs of your organisation. Integrated quality assurance tools ensure transcribed documents are returned quickly while maintaining industry-leading document quality.
If your business continuity plans will affect how patients and colleagues can contact you, it is vitally important to let them know through the following means.
General advice and security
Healthcare organisations need to satisfy themselves on their GDPR obligations in the use of all products, in the normal manner.
T-Pro supports compliance efforts related to a broad set of international and industry-specific requirements governing the collection and use of individuals’ data, including GDPR.
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