Fig. 8 Patient Journey of a medium risk COVID-19 patient in home isolation
In the first stage of awareness the patient might self-diagnose early symptoms of the Coronavirus such as cough and rising body temperature. Maybe the patient was also in contact with risk areas or persons. The first step for him would be a phone call to his doctor. In this call the risk factor of the patient will be clarified. Health authorities will be informed and the patient will be sent to home isolation at first. Here the request for the home monitoring system takes action.
While waiting in home isolation for the opportunity to be diagnosed by a real lab test, the patients’ health insurance and health authorities are sending him the cosinuss° Two for remote patient monitoring at home. In the current urgent situation, health authorities will buy our solution and then distribute it to the hospitals, doctors, emergency healthcare professionals. Local healthcare centers will then distribute it to the people under risk and confirmed patients.
The ongoing treatment (at least for 14 days after first symptoms)10 with the doctor will then take place throughout a telemedicine application together with the LabApp monitoring integration. If the condition of the patient is evaluated critical or getting severe, which is based on the evidence of the vital signs, health authorities are notified and individual actions can be taken accordingly. This can vary between intensive home care or even hospitalization, but only if needed.
The process of recovery will keep patients loyal to the home monitoring solution in isolation. And a final release from isolation can be evidence based on a lab test and vitals sign criteria such as fever-free for 48 hours. (Fig.8)