How one hospital is using remote technology to foster relationships with COVID-19 patients during the pandemic

Healthcare Finance: One of the saddest aspects of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has been the separation of hospital patients from their loved ones. In an effort to prevent the spread of the disease, hospitals across the country are banning visitors, forcing patients to undergo treatment without the support of family and friends.

For these patients, the need for human connection has never been more pressing or urgent. UChicago Medicine realized this, and began implementing a virtual rounding program that is helping patients develop personal relationships with their caregivers -- alleviating their feelings of isolation as they're treated under quarantine and barred from receiving visitors.

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