Best Buy is best known for installing TVs and home theater systems. Now, its Geek Squad is helping to set up virtual hospital rooms.
The consumer electronics retailer said Tuesday it has struck a three-year deal with Atrium Health, a North Carolina-based health-care system, to help enable a hospital-at-home program. Atrium Health is part of Advocate Health, one of the country’s largest health-care nonprofits.
Best Buy’s Geek Squad will go to patients’ homes, set up technology that remotely monitors their heart rate, blood oxygen level or other vitals and train the patient or others in the home how to use the devices. The data would then be shared securely with doctors and nurses through the telemedicine hub from Current Health.CNBC