UCHealth brings Facebook-like feed to its ED through CareLoopApr 10, 2017
In December 2016 and January 2017, University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora piloted CareLoop’s social feed in its emergency department. And it turned out that 96 percent of patients who tried it enjoyed the experience.
Based in Boulder, Colorado, CareLoop uses a social network platform to ensure patients have a way to connect with their physicians. Through its technology, patients receive care-related messages and updates on their mobile device. CareLoop’s technology also allows physicians in different specialties to communicate with each other about certain patients.
“[CareLoop is] like a filterable feed for your health,” CareLoop Cofounder Andrew Strom told MedCity in a phone interview. “Doctors and care team members can communicate directly with patients, and patients get notifications on their phone.” Patients using CareLoop can also invite their loved ones to participate in the process, thereby ensuring they remain in the loop about the care, Strom said.
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