How Even Basic Telemonitoring Programs Can Improve Healthcare

With each passing month, more evidence is being produced that shows the efficacy of remote patient monitoring – or telemonitoring. The most recent proclamation was a published case study highlighting one of the nation’s leading non-profit health insurance companies, although the company was not mentioned by name. Seeking to reduce the cost of patients with chronic conditions, the insurance provider [...]

By |2018-06-25T15:12:40+00:00July 18th, 2018|Benefits of Telehealth|0 Comments

Applying eHealth Principles to Reduce Healthcare Spending

Americans often describe the U.S. healthcare system as the best in the world. But according to a report from the Commonwealth Fund, the U.S. healthcare system ranks last among 11 high-income countries. The country leads the world in health care spending, but Americans are sicker and more likely to die of preventable conditions than those in other wealthy countries. The time [...]

By |2018-06-25T15:13:49+00:00July 13th, 2018|Telehealth Perspectives|0 Comments

Can the Patient Experience Be a Driver for Remote Patient Monitoring?

Adapting eHealth solutions to support healthcare practices can offer a host of benefits throughout the healthcare system. Services such as corporate wellness and disease management programs can fundamentally alter patient health while reducing costs and preventing hospitalizations. Likewise, tools such as clinical health call center assistance can help bridge the gap between patients and their providers while reducing expenditures and [...]

By |2018-06-25T15:13:09+00:00July 11th, 2018|Patient Satisfaction|0 Comments

How Telehealth Can Close the Gap for Rural Patients

For many Americans, living in the rural countryside is nothing short of heaven. Unfortunately, there is trouble brewing in paradise. Since 2010, 83 rural hospitals have closed, according to the National Rural Health Association, including three in our own home state of Missouri (Parkland Health Center in Farmington, Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola, and SoutheastHealth Center in Ellington). What’s more, more [...]

By |2018-06-25T15:11:37+00:00July 4th, 2018|Hospitals and Physicians|0 Comments

Can Telemonitoring Cure Healthcare?

For nearly two decades, since the Institute of Medicine published its 1999 report, “To Err is Human,” healthcare leaders worldwide have been intensely focused on improving clinical outcomes and reducing costs. The early work centered on advanced performance improvement initiatives such as Lean and Six Sigma, then moved to standardized processes in the form of PDSA and TeamSTEPPS. But for [...]

By |2018-06-25T15:02:58+00:00June 27th, 2018|Benefits of Telehealth|0 Comments

How to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

The unclouded truth of hospital readmissions is that, except for routine services such as body imaging or prescheduled procedures, patients do not return to hospitals unless they have suffered a substantial decline in their health. Making the situation worse for hospitals, several years ago, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services implemented the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP), which financially [...]

By |2018-05-20T11:07:15+00:00June 6th, 2018|Hospitals and Physicians|0 Comments

An Easy Way to Improve Disease Management

The rate at which chronic diseases are becoming more prevalent in this country is alarming. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of all American adults currently live with one or more chronic health conditions. When we consider the millions of people currently living with heart disease, diabetes, COPD, or any of the other leading causes [...]

By |2018-05-20T11:06:30+00:00May 30th, 2018|Remote Patient Monitoring|0 Comments

How Home Health Agencies are Poised for a Revolution

With the advent of smart phones, tablets, and near-ubiquitous WIFI connectivity, the home health industry is poised to revolutionize healthcare by improving health outcomes, minimizing hospitalizations, reducing health-related expenses, and building stronger and closer relationships between patients and their caregivers. If you think that this is a stretch of the imagination, then think again. Through remote patient monitoring, education, clinical [...]

By |2018-05-08T11:18:31+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Home Health|0 Comments

The Hidden Benefits of Improved Patient Satisfaction

A great mistake in healthcare is that providers often view patient satisfaction as a related benefit to effective care management when, in fact, it is usually the other way around. The link between mental health, acuity, and physical well-being has long been recognized by healthcare experts. When people are happy, they tend to be healthy. When people are upset, depressed, [...]

By |2018-05-08T11:18:21+00:00May 16th, 2018|Patient Satisfaction|0 Comments

Reducing Corporate Healthcare Costs with Telemonitoring

If competitive market pressures weren’t challenging enough for U.S. companies, then the Affordable Care Act’s “employer mandate” only served to deepen corporate America’s emphasis on cost control and cost reduction. A remote patient monitoring program, known as telemonitoring, using digital technologies can reduce corporate healthcare costs, as well as improve employee productivity and absenteeism. Employees who take advantage of remote [...]

By |2018-05-07T15:18:29+00:00May 9th, 2018|Remote Patient Monitoring|0 Comments
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