Ready engages Ochsner Health to expand COVID-19 testing at home

On-demand mobile healthcare service Ready announced it is working with Ochsner Health to help support patient health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this partnership, Ready is providing in-home visits and COVID-19 testing to improve access to medical care.

“We are working closely with Ochsner to deliver the best care possible to patients in need, and to quickly and efficiently test more people for COVID-19,” said Justin Dangel, CEO and co-founder of Ready. “We are committed to identifying and collaborating with the right organizations, like Ochsner, to keep patients who do not need to be hospitalized safe at home and make quality healthcare more accessible to more patients – effectively easing the burden on hospitals and health centers.”

Patients seeking COVID-19 testing in the greater New Orleans area who have transportation issues or other challenges receiving care in-person should call Ochsner’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-866-703-7790 to determine the best treatment plan. Patients referred into the program can receive testing at their home. Ready is also working with Ochsner to follow-up recently discharged patients who are either COVID-19 positive or suspected positive.

“Ready has been a willing and flexible partner to develop innovative solutions to supplement Ochsner’s COVID-19 response,” said Harry Reese, VP Post-Acute and Home Care at Ochsner Health. “Our results to date have shown a 70% reduction in non-emergency, emergency department visits through redirection to a more appropriate level of care and elimination of social barriers to adequate care – that’s essentially years’ worth of a cultural shift toward home care in the span of only three months.”

Ready is working under the guidance of the CDC, the World Health Organization (WHO) and local public health authorities to continue updating its protocols to prepare its Responder force and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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