Expanding access to telehealth
Henry Schein Dental helps dental professionals expand access to care with telehealth offerings amid COVID-19 outbreak
Henry Schein Dental UK today announced the expansion of the company’s service portfolio with the addition of a teledentistry offering, developed by Medpod Inc. Medpod is an expert in digital health and a trusted health care solutions partner with extensive clinical research and medical technology expertise.
The new offering is a clinical decision tool that allows dentists to provide critical patient communication and monitoring as the COVID-19 outbreak continues. The cloud-based software platform gives providers the ability to conduct remote consultations for patients so that they can continue to operate their practice, while delivering virtual care to patients who may not have access to a physical office visit, or choose not to visit a clinical setting as a safety precaution.
“Oral health and overall health are closely connected, and we want to ensure that patients’ oral care is not neglected during this global pandemic and have therefore expanded our solutions offerings to teledentistry,” said Patrick Allen, Managing Director of Henry Schein Dental in the UK.
“As we continue to practice social distancing to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease, access to remote patient care is critically important. By incorporating a teledentistry solution into the practice, it can help to monitor the health and welfare of a patient, during this challenging time, while also maintaining a close, personal contact. This new offering reinforces our commitment to deliver the solutions our dental customers rely on.”
With Medpod’s cloud-based software enabling teledentistry, dental practices can offer remote consultations, triage dental emergencies and any further investigations to be performed in person, and ensure post-procedure follow-up via a web-based platform on any smartphone, tablet, or computer.
This also allows dentists to determine the patient’s level of discomfort, prioritize cases, and makes it easy for patients to access their dentist in a more effective way than a phone call. For dental practitioners, Medpod’s software offers live, two-way video communication, and integrates live-streaming of HD audio/video, and a highly flexible user interface into one easy-to-use, care delivery and patient management system.