The Big, Bright Future of Telemonitoring

By now, anyone in healthcare understands the benefits of telemonitoring – also called remote patient monitoring. Telemonitoring programs are vital to achieving the “triple aim” of healthcare, which is to improve patient outcomes, access to care, and the cost-effectiveness of the services provided. Telemonitoring technology can collect and monitor a wide range of data, including, for example, vital signs, blood [...]

By |2018-07-12T18:45:41+00:00September 19th, 2018|Telehealth Technology|0 Comments

Employee Tools to Control Healthcare Costs

Every employer these days is looking for ways to control healthcare costs. However, unless employees are part of the cost-reduction equation and empowered to improve their own health, the likelihood of success is slim. With that, we give you three tools that can engage employees in their healthcare and, thus, control – if not reduce – your company’s healthcare costs. [...]

By |2018-09-05T07:59:00+00:00September 12th, 2018|Employee Wellness|0 Comments

The Impact of Telemonitoring on Physician Practices

As information technology continues to grow and become more established within the healthcare industry, so grows the popularity and prevalence of telemonitoring services and devices. Though certainly not a new emergence in the world of healthcare, over recent years telemonitoring – or remote patient monitoring – has continued to expand steadily, providing patients with improved, at-home care while offering physicians [...]

By |2018-08-09T18:05:54+00:00September 5th, 2018|Hospitals and Physicians|0 Comments

Reducing Hospitalizations for CHF Patients

Hospitals, and now home health agencies, are being challenged to reduce hospital readmissions. To identify one of the greatest opportunities for achieving this goal, one needs to look no further than patients with congestive heart failure. Nationally, nearly one in four CHF patients is readmitted for events that likely were preventable, and more than one in 10 CHF patients is [...]

By |2018-07-08T16:57:31+00:00August 29th, 2018|CHF Management|0 Comments

Telemonitoring in the Workplace: The Time is Now

The Center for Connected Health Policy defines telehealth as “a broad variety of technologies and tactics to deliver virtual medical, health, and education services. Telehealth is not a specific service, but a collection of means to enhance care and education delivery.” The Health Resources Services Administration, which is a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, further [...]

By |2018-07-13T12:05:44+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Employee Wellness|0 Comments

The Impact of Telemonitoring on Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP)

In case you haven’t noticed, the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) program is now nearing the three-year mark in nine pilot states: Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, Washington, Arizona, Iowa, Nebraska and Tennessee. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched the program January 1, 2016, modeling it after a similar Hospital Value-Based Purchasing program in an effort to [...]

By |2018-07-13T12:05:35+00:00August 15th, 2018|Home Health|0 Comments

Advances in Diabetes Management

Several years ago, the American Diabetes Association advanced three major strategies to successfully improve the quality of diabetes management. The first strategy focuses on changing the behavior of providers and care teams. The idea is that by implementing explicit goal setting with patients; identifying and addressing language, numeracy, or cultural barriers to care; and integrating evidence-based guidelines and clinical information [...]

By |2018-07-13T12:05:24+00:00August 8th, 2018|Diabetes Management|0 Comments

Why Telemonitoring is Now a Strategic Imperative

There is little debate that healthcare is gradually shifting from a model that is focused on treating the sick to one that is driven by population health management. The payers – led by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) – are forcing this transformation by tying outcomes to financial incentives and disincentives for providers. In fact, pay-for-performance initiatives [...]

By |2018-07-16T14:35:37+00:00August 1st, 2018|Benefits of Telehealth|0 Comments

The Benefits of Remote Patient Monitoring

A week doesn’t pass that a report isn’t published about the growth or benefit of remote patient monitoring – also known as telemonitoring. The excitement dates back to 2013, when FierceHealthcare published a report stating that remote patient monitoring would save healthcare $36 billion globally by the end of this year. Three years later, in 2016, Becker’s Healthcare reported that [...]

By |2018-06-25T15:13:39+00:00July 25th, 2018|Benefits of Telehealth|0 Comments

Remote Patient Monitoring Services: Build or Buy?

For many years, healthcare executives have questioned whether it is better to build or buy remote patient monitoring solutions as a strategy for reducing E.R, visits, hospital re-admissions, and more. After all, hospitals and home health agencies are incented by Medicare to reduce unnecessary readmissions, and nearly all healthcare leaders agree that telemonitoring is an effective solution. The question, though, [...]

By |2018-06-25T15:11:31+00:00July 20th, 2018|Cost of Telemedicine|0 Comments
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