In May, HRS published a blog post highlighting the role of telehealth in combating the social determinants of health such as physical environment, economic stability, education, and food insecurity. Today, HRS dives into the benefits of telehealth in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in rural communities with high rates of poverty.
Telehealth programs are traditionally used to bring care to older patient populations who, for various reasons, have difficulty making frequent trips to the doctor. As the field grows, telehealth is becoming a viable care option for all age groups.
School-based telehealth programs keep the cost of care down, encourage students to engage in the healthcare field, and allow campuses to provide effective care to large student populations. These programs can decrease absenteeism and generate savings for low-income families.
Reducing maternal morbidity and mortality rates has become a central objective of the United Nations (UN) as demonstrated through their millennium goals. The development of new technologies, like telehealth, is critical to the improvement of maternal and fetal health around the globe.
Anne Carle, RN, Telehealth Clinical Coordinator at Cornerstone VNA, shared with HRS a wonderful patient success story. In her own words, read her story below about customizing a patient's care plan through the use of telehealth.
According to the American Hospital Association (AHA), 80 percent of a persons health and well being can be tied to their physical environment, economic stability, education, and food insecurity; while merely 20 percent can be tied to their access and quality of care.
Health Recovery Solutions (HRS), a telehealth and remote patient software company, hosted its inaugural Telehealth Advancement Conference this past week. The Conference focused on facilitating the spread telehealth best practices, maximizing cost savings, and the future of telehealth reimbursement.
According to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), there are currently 68.5 million displaced persons globally as a result of conflict, war, ecological devastation and human rights violations—the highest level ever recorded. As a result, refugee settlements and other forms of shelter for the displaced have proliferated rapidly around the world, forming the backbone of a global humanitarian crisis.
For many students, college can be a time of extreme stress. Lack of sleep, heavy workloads, financial issues, and post-graduation pressure can contribute to the highly prevalent mental health problems within the student population. Telemedicine has proved to be a way to increase stress management, access to mental illness treatment, and overall well-being.
Telehealth presents numerous benefits to patients living with heart failure. As technology develops, an increasing number of clinicians will utilize telehealth to improve patient outcomes and reduce hospital admissions. A recent randomized control trial took a deep dive into the efficacy of telehealth with the heart failure patient population. The study concluded that remote monitoring interventions can reduce length of hospital stay and decrease mortality related to heart failure.
Nascentia Health, formerly VNA Homecare, has considerably expanded their telehealth offerings with Health Recovery Solutions to include population health programs and postpartum care.