OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#ACEP--Elemeno Health is joining forces with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) to help frontline healthcare teams battle the coronavirus pandemic. The company today announced initial deployment of a free, best practices content-sharing app to help emergency department physicians and nurses throughout the U.S. to manage COVID-19.
“As emergency physicians lead the charge to protect our communities and slow the spread of COVID-19, they need information quickly and accessibly,” said William Jaquis, M.D., FACEP, president of ACEP. “By providing this app to emergency care teams across the country, we will strengthen the way we care for patients as our knowledge of the virus and how to treat it grows.”
The bite-sized app is an “expert at your fingertips” with critical information and continuously updated COVID-19 practices essential to patient care and infection control. Each emergency department can add their own local workflows to give frontline teams department-specific support.
ACEP and Elemeno believe rapid availability of the customized microlearning app could be of great benefit to frontline emergency department teams throughout the country in light of the evolving nature of COVID-19. A premium version of the app has already been adopted by several emergency departments for COVID-19 nationally.
“Elemeno Health will allow staff to receive up to the minute information, protocol modifications and education, including "how-to" videos, on any device they choose: smart phone, tablet, laptop or desktop,” said Dr. Bruce Auerbach, a member of the ACEP Quality & Patient Safety Committee and co-lead of the Elemeno-ACEP content advisory panel.
“It has no protected health information, so it’s HIPAA compliant, and requires no IS staff time to implement or update. As both a former emergency department Chief, hospital Chief Medical Officer and CEO, I see Elemeno Health as one emerging essential tool for the emergency department armamentarium.”
Dr. Arup Roy-Burman, CEO of Elemeno Health, adds, “Now more than ever, healthcare is a team effort requiring agility and speed. We are thrilled to disseminate ACEP’s expertise nationally while providing emergency departments with a solution to streamline team communication and point-of-care training locally during this pandemic.”
Elemeno Health and ACEP expect beta testing to be completed in May, followed by general availability to emergency departments nationally.
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is the national medical society representing emergency medicine. Through continuing education, research, public education and advocacy, ACEP advances emergency care on behalf of its 39,000 emergency physician members, and the more than 150 million Americans they treat on an annual basis. For more information, visit www.acep.org and www.emergencyphysicians.org.
About Elemeno Health
Elemeno Health, the developer of a proprietary cloud-based solution for frontline healthcare teams, was founded in 2016 in Oakland, California. Developed by front-line doctors and nurses at UCSF, the Elemeno solution is in use in multiple large medical centers and county health systems nationally. For more information, visit www.elemenohealth.com.