Encouraging Heart Health Through Telehealth Services

By | 2017-11-16T18:00:42+00:00 November 15th, 2017|CHF Management|

In the United States, matters of heart health have become increasingly troublesome, as heart disease tops the charts as the single-most prevalent cause of death among Americans. Coronary artery disease, cardiac arrest, and congestive heart failure all contribute to the largest health epidemic ever to face this country. Without proper treatment options, the tide of heart disease will continue to [...]

Improvements in Chronic Disease Management Strategies

By | 2017-08-18T13:11:33+00:00 September 6th, 2017|CHF Management, Diabetes Management|

No matter their severity, all health conditions bring with them added stresses and concerns that can quickly exasperate a patient’s physical and mental state. These concerns can range from the uncertainty of a treatment plan, difficulty paying lofty medical bills, or time spent in and out of hospitals, doctors' offices, and other health facilities. With isolated illnesses and injuries, these [...]

Improving CHF Management Strategies Through Telehealth

By | 2017-07-17T13:42:32+00:00 July 26th, 2017|CHF Management|

When telehealth was first implemented in the 1960s and 1970s, limitations in technology and lack of financial backing kept it far from the workings of mainstream healthcare. Over the past several decades, however – as advancements in technology have allowed remote monitoring and web-based software to reach patient homes and private care facilities – telehealth has worked to not only [...]

Alleviating Concerns Through CHF Management Programs

By | 2017-07-17T14:51:54+00:00 July 19th, 2017|CHF Management|

Every year, the healthcare industry is flooded with millions of dollars in unnecessary costs. These costs arise from various sources and often hinder the progress of those receiving, providing, and facilitating patient care. Largely, these costs are because of the pervasive trend in hospital readmissions among chronic disease patients. With conditions such as congestive heart failure (CHF), for instance, it [...]

Improving CHF Management Through Patient Education

By | 2017-03-16T16:45:55+00:00 January 25th, 2017|CHF Management|

Not enough can be said of the myriad benefits of chronic disease education, as many such diseases are caused by patients’ poor lifestyle choices, ignorance, or a lack of knowledge. Unfortunately, these diseases are often formed in the absence of essential information and made worse through simple, sometimes unintentional, neglect. Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a prime – though devastating [...]

The Impact of Telehealth on the Management of CHF Patients

By | 2017-03-16T16:48:06+00:00 November 4th, 2016|CHF Management|

Telehealth is a tool used to manage a wide range of conditions, diseases, and variables pertaining to individual health. It can be used as an adjunct to preventative medicine; aiding in an individual’s quest for healthier living through exercise, diet, and nutritional education. It can also be used to warn diabetes and cancer patients of changes in their vital signs, [...]

Reducing Hospitalizations for CHF Patients

By | 2017-03-16T16:52:43+00:00 July 22nd, 2016|CHF Management|

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 [...]

Telehealth Improves Management of CHF and Keeps Patients in Better Spirits

By | 2017-08-18T12:09:15+00:00 January 21st, 2015|CHF Management|

Controlling congestive heart failure, or CHF, is vital, as it is one of the leading causes of hospitalization for patients in the U.S. CHF usually can be controlled by monitoring weight, ensuring compliance with medications, maintaining close communication with healthcare providers, eating a low sodium diet, and maintaining any fluid restrictions. But CHF management is definitely a team effort, and [...]