Hospitals are using remote patient monitoring (RPM) to monitor recently discharged patients, patients with chronic conditions such as dementia or diabetes, and patients who have had devices such as pacemakers, cardioverter defibrillators, and cardiac resynchronization therapy systems implanted. RPMs have taken on a renewed importance for healthcare providers as a result of hospitals facing financial penalties from Medicare because of their high readmission rates. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
Looking For ROI In EHR
Electronic Health Records (EHRs) w ere designed, among other things, to save money and not contribute to $13.4 million operating losses. But that is exactly what happened at Maine Medical Center, the state’s largest hospital, according to Whit Richardson of the Bangor, ME Daily News. Richardson writes, “The loss occurred in the first half of the hospital’s fiscal year, which runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30.” He goes on to quote CEO Richard Petersen as saying the hospital is in “a negative financial position that it has not witnessed in recent memory.” By John Oncea, editor, Healthcare Technology Online (@buck25)
Nurses Week Celebrated In Many Ways
Nurses Week – which starts every year on May 6th – runs until May 12, which is Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Nightingale, a celebrated English social reformer and statistician, is considered the founder of modern nursing. According to the Florence Nightingale Museum, “She led the nurses caring for thousands of soldiers during the Crimean War and helped save the British army from medical disaster.” By John Oncea, editor, Healthcare Technology Online (@buck25)
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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.
Samsung Cloud Displays Unlock Efficiencies For Physicians And Accelerate EHR Adoption
Regulatory requirements and government incentives to improve healthcare quality and efficiency through information technology have prompted healthcare providers to focus on achieving faster EHR adoption by implementing a virtual environment. However, for programs to be successful, the virtual solutions need to help make the work of physicians easier and more productive, while maintaining the reliability and security of patient data.
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.
Honor of Nurses Week: Free eBook, Plus Share Your Story
In honor of nurses week, starting May 6, Concerro is asking clients, prospects, and friends to tell us their story of why they became a nurse. Click here for details and learn how to share your story.
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