Social distancing has been encouraged for activities ranging from shopping to exercise, but its observance is even more important in a medical setting. Measures must be taken to ensure those with COVID-19 do not infect your other patients—who may already have compromised immune systems—or your staff, who could transmit the disease further or be required to quarantine themselves.
According to CMS' Opening Up America Again: Re-opening Facilities to Provide Non-emergent Non-COVID-19 Healthcare: Phase I, "Within the [medical] facility, administrative and engineering controls should be established to facilitate social distancing, such as minimizing time in waiting areas, spacing chairs at least 6 feet apart, and maintaining low patient volumes."
Following social distancing measures doesn't mean treating fewer patients. Henry Schein Medical offers solutions allowing you to reduce person-to-person contact, eliminate or minimize time in waiting rooms, and lessen the spread of infection—all while providing the highest level of care without having to reduce your total patient volume.
Yosi Health's digital patient scheduling, registration, payment, and communication solution eliminates wait times, which can reduce the risk of exposure to illnesses including COVID-19.
Portable triage tents from Medpod can be assembled anywhere with a 110V electric connection or generator, and allow you to limit the number of patients entering your facility, keeping both your staff and patients safe.