St. Joseph’s Home Care using digital platform to monitor employees for COVID-19 symptoms and provide up-to-date, evidence-based education on COVID-19 – keeping employees and patients safe
Hamilton, ON – July 20, 2020 – St. Joseph’s Home Care (SJHC) today announced that it has implemented SeamlessMD’s digital care platform to support the homecare organization's employees with daily digital screening and ongoing education for COVID-19. SeamlessMD is being used by SJHC to remotely track employee COVID-19 status and symptoms; to educate employees on proper COVID-19 self-care; and to regularly determine when employees are “cleared for work”, need to “stay home in isolation” or take other self-care actions. SeamlessMD also provides a centralized dashboard and real-time notifications for SJHC’s occupational health department to monitor employee COVID-19 trends and to quickly determine which employees are safe to work.
“Employee health and patient safety during COVID-19 is a top priority,” says Carolyn Gosse, President of St. Joseph’s Home Care. “Partnering with SeamlessMD enables us to keep our employees safe, and by extension, keeping the patients we care for safe as well.”
St. Joseph’s Home Care provides many services to the community, including:
Community Support Services
- • At Home Personal Care, Caregiver Relief and Respite Care
- • Home Cleaning & Maintenance, Food Services
- • Retirement Home and Transitional Beds at First Place, Private Personal Support Services
- • Falls Prevention
Home Care Services: Nursing & Integrated Comprehensive Care (ICC)
- • Visiting Nursing, Private Duty Nursing
- • Foot Care
“We are excited to play a supporting role in keeping St. Joseph’s Home Care’s employees and patients safe during this pandemic,” said Dr. Joshua Liu, CEO at SeamlessMD. “This partnership is a direct result of St. Joseph’s Home Care and St. Joseph’s Health Care System’s focus on innovation to safeguard the health of their employees and patients.”
For more information on SeamlessMD’s COVID-19 solutions, please visit: seamless.md/covid-19-solutions
About St. Joseph’s Home Care
Since 1921 St. Joseph’s Home Care (SJHC) has provided high quality, values-based home and community services in a spirit of compassion and dedication. SJHC has a dedicated staff of approximately 350 employees and provide community home care services for the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integrated Network (HNHB LHIN). SJHC is a proud member of St. Joseph’s Health System (SJHS), one of the largest healthcare corporations in Canada. Founded in the healing mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton, St. Joseph’s Home Care prides itself on a system-wide commitment to caring for the whole person - body, mind, and spirit.
For more information about SJHC, please visit: www.stjosephshomecare.ca/
SeamlessMD provides the #1 digital patient engagement platform used by health systems to elevate the patient experience, improve outcomes and lower costs. Patients access digital care plans on their smartphone, tablet or computer and are guided through their health conditions or treatments via reminders, education and progress tracking. Providers can receive alerts, monitor patients and access analytics to deliver better care. SeamlessMD is also directly integrated with Epic and Cerner. Health systems such as Stanford Health Care, Rush University Medical Center and UAB Health System use SeamlessMD to improve patient satisfaction while reducing hospital length of stay, readmissions, and costs.
For more information and to see SeamlessMD in action, please visit: www.seamless.md.