Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) in Berlin is using a high-tech approach to streamline the patient screening process that’s become the norm during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CVMC just started using a heat-sensing camera at both a public and a staff entrance, to take people’s temperatures from a distance as they enter the hospital. It’s one of the facility’s safety protocols aimed at detecting anyone with possible COVID-19 symptoms, like a fever, upon arrival.
The new system also created a faster access control for the medical staff and visitors. Before, manually checking the staff and visitor’s temperature slows down the workflow. Now, the new no-contact screening system allows the screeners to go back to doing other original jobs around the hospital.
According to Patient Experience Manager Lisa Bovat, getting patients to their appointments as quickly as possible is their goal and making sure everyone in their building and community is safe.