What Began as a Response to the Covid Pandemic Is Now a Powerful Initiative to Address a Nationwide Problem.
Alabama’s Rural Healthcare Providers Put VitalEngine to the Test.The State Ranks 9th In The Country For Rural Residents, With 41% Of Its Population.
During the 2020 Covid crisis, VitalEngine was awarded a grant from Alabama Governor Kay Ivey to help overwhelmed rural healthcare providers. With funds from the CARES Act, all rural facilities could access our most feature-rich platform at no cost.
The program was well-received, enrolling 53 rural hospitals, 117 rural health clinics, 231 nursing homes, and all four of the state’s Veterans Affairs hospitals.
VitalEngine enabled city and county healthcare providers to collaborate as never before. Rural hospitals could confer with specialists to identify Covid patients for transfer to a larger facility. Clinics were able to address their backlog of referrals. And telemedicine visits offered the safest method for physicians and patients to connect.
The feedback demonstrated how capably the platform could accelerate patient care, profoundly improving an unprecedented situation.
The VitalEngine platform fills the gaps and smoothes the bumps in exchanging information between referring physicians and tertiary care providers. When information exchange is more accurate and efficient, the quality and timeliness of patient care increase.
- West Virginia–51%
- South Dakota–43%
- North Dakota–40%
- New Hampshire-40%
- North Carolina-34%
- South Carolina-34%
- New Mexico-23%
- New York-12%
- Rhode Island-9%
- New Jersey-5%