Assessment of the Alfred Hospital COVID Community Pathway – lessons learnt from the pandemic response
Evaluate Alfred Health’s COVID Community Care Pathway Program.
The Alfred Health COVID Community Care Pathway Program was stood up very quickly in 2020 to monitor COVID patients in the community. The program involved a “light touch” approach to digital health, with a pulse oximeter, thermometer, and daily ratings initiated by text messages sent by a custom-built digital platform. The platform monitored symptoms which were triaged for nursing or medical escalation.
The project team will formally assess the program with a view to describing the digital health and model of care learnings and apply these to other remote models of care and potential pandemic situations in the future.