The Supreme Court will soon make a decision regarding the collection of healthcare data that could affect 16 states. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
5 Easy Steps Home Health Agencies Can Take To Thrive In 2015
The great graying of America is officially underway. Nearly 300,000 of us are retiring every month and will do so until at least 2033, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s a big deal. For the first time in history, there will be more Americans over 60 than under the age of five. From a purely logistical perspective, caring for this demographic will represent one of the greatest challenges we’ve ever faced as a nation. And while hospitals and care facilities will certainly bear their fair share of this responsibility, it’s home health and in-home care that will play the largest part in caring for these aging Americans. In fact, according to our internal estimates, by 2020, home health will eclipse all other segments of the healthcare industry to become the primary source of care across the country. By Chris Hester, CEO and founder, Kinnser Software
Technology Evolves To Meet The Needs Of Mobile Nurses
Nurses are the frontline when it comes to delivery of care. With our aging population and the nearly 20 million newly insured Americans under the Affordable Care Act, nurses will be even more heavily relied upon in coming years. By Rhonda Collins, MSN, RN, chief nursing officer of Vocera
Nursing Home Solves Plumbing Issues With Monster Sewage Shredder
Running a nursing home can be a challenging assignment. From the health and safety of every resident and staff member to the daily task of maintaining a sprawling facility – it’s a demanding job.
Healthcare Facility Stops Sewer Clogging
Healthcare facilities across the country face the problem of proper disposal of fibrous materials like wipes, diapers, rags and other solids. By Cynthia Guardia - Cia Communications, Inc.
Wireless Patient Monitoring Devices Solve Telecommunications Challenges
When care providers at Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, the largest Home Care & Hospice agency in Maine, initially launched their telehealth program, they were quickly able to see positive results from utilizing Honeywell’s Genesis family of remote patient monitoring devices to track the daily vital signs of patients and streamline patient-acquired data into one internet-accessible clinical dashboard.
VNA Home Health Hospice Streamlines Patient Care Between Physicians And Home
When home care providers at VNA Home Health Hospice (VNA) looked at ways to improve their already-successful telehealth program, they realized patient care could be improved by giving physicians the ability to monitor their patients’ health status, using VNA’s existing telehealth system.
Telehealth Products And Services Utilized With High Success In Telemedicine Efficacy Study
In January of 2011, the St. Alexius Medical Center (SAMC) and the Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center (gpTRAC) joined forces to evaluate the potential of a new telehealth program. Their goal was to determine whether they could improve access and care for their many patients with chronic conditions who live in rural areas. In order to determine its effectiveness, SAMC and gpTRAC worked together to develop research parameters by which to quantify the results of the program.
Assisted Living And Retirement Community Delivers Superior Care With Wi-Fi And EMR
Brookdale Senior Living is the largest provider of senior housing and senior care in the industry with more than 645 assisted living and retirement communities in 35 states across the nation. Each day, about 46,000 Brookdale associates serve nearly 60,000 residents in a variety of settings. The company’s services include assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, independent living and therapy services.
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Survey Reveals One In Five Insured Americans Avoid Seeing A Doctor Due To Fear Of Cost
A recent online survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of SCIO Health Analytics revealed that approximately two in five insured Americans (38 percent) do not have a good
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