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Keeping Healthcare Workers Connected During COVID-19

by Matt Langan

This week on our sister publication Government Technology Insider we launched a podcast series with Verizon talking about the changes to the workplace brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the topics – keeping workers connected – seemed particularly germane to healthcare workers, so we’re sharing it here. We hope you find the insight valuable and, if you’d like to listen to the whole series you can do that here.

From pop-up triage facilities for COVID-19 treatment to federal employees working remotely, wireless communications services are now crucial to keeping healthcare and government workers connected.

This demand has also translated over to the frontlines of COVID-19 care – both for patients and caregivers – creating a critical need for communications capabilities. “We are seeing huge demand and use cases for servicing the front lines,” added Schromsky.  “This includes setting up mobile triage facilities with LTE connectivity to mobile-check-in to providing connectivity in non-hospital spaces, such as armories and sports complexes.”

In addition, patients are communicating with their families and loved ones with tablets that are being held by healthcare professionals.

Whether it’s for patients, caregivers or government employees, connectivity is paramount to ongoing success.  “One of the most important things that comes from our credo is reliability in the form of connectivity,” he added. “This also includes mobile cell sites on wheels for triage in remote areas where sick populations are isolated. With all of this, we are seeing record volume, and we are meeting this demand.”

Listen to the podcast here:

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