Due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic around the world, the medical device industry is rapidly adopting and integrating telehealth technologies in order to help combat and contain the virus. In a recent announcement, a US-based, privately held telemedicine technology solution provider for healthcare organizations worldwide, AMD Global Telemedicine Inc. (AMD), is integrating with PointClickCare Technologies, a Canada-based leader in Cloud-based software technology for the long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) market.
According to GlobalData, the electronic medical records market will reach $14.2B in 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers and medical professionals constantly need to retrieve and share patient medical records in order to get a better understanding of COVID-19 progression, symptoms, and treatments. With electronic health records (EHR) integration becoming more crucial for hospitals worldwide, further development and integration of EHR is more important than ever. PointClickCare has previously worked on building one of the largest ecosystems of independent software vendors in LTPAC healthcare that connects LTPAC providers with a technology partner network. One of the most important features of the integration is to enable clinicians to collect and record data of the patients more efficiently and reduce the number of data entry errors. The partnership of AMD and PointClickCare will be valuable for existing integrations with various leading EHR suppliers.
The COVID-19 pandemic has put a significant strain on healthcare institutions all over the world. With hospitals facing shortages of healthcare professionals due to patient overflow, urgent automation of healthcare systems is needed in order to improve and sustain healthcare safety and quality. EHR will help to improve patient care and access to patient information, which is crucial during such unprecedented times.