Electronics chain Best Buy is partnering with Atrium Health to help provide hospital-level care in the home. The retailer's Geek Squad service will install technology at patients' homes to monitor vital signs such as heart rate and blood oxygen level. The goal is to deliver high-quality health care while reducing the financial and emotional burden of visiting a hospital.
Best Buy touted its experience installing electronics systems giving it a handle on the logistics of setting up medical devices.
“We’re excited to leverage our expertise in omnichannel, supply chain, Caring Center support and services, in-home support and our ability to connect patients and providers through Current Health’s care at home platform," said Deborah Di Sanzo, president of Best Buy Health in a press release.
Once Best Buy handles the installation, Atrium Health will actually administer care. The telehealth firm launched its hospital at-home program early in the COVID-19 pandemic and is now expanding that approach to conditions such as "cardiac, COPD, pneumonia, asthma, various infections and other medical and post-operative conditions."
“Our surveys show high levels of patient satisfaction for our hospital at home experience and the use of virtual care is a valuable tool in our efforts to eradicate both economic and geographic disparities in accessing health care services," said Dr. Rasu Shrestha, chief innovation and commercialization officer at Advocate Health, which is a part of Atrium Health, in a press release.