Depression can be caused by a number of environmental, social, and biological factors and shows different symptoms as we age. With the elderly population growing, it is important to understand the symptoms and treat them effectively. Enter telehealth.
“I don’t have to make sure my house is clean, or my hair is done and I have makeup on as when the physical therapist comes to the house. I can do my exercises in my housecoat.” - Yale School of Medicine Telerehabilitation Study Participant
As the applications of technology in healthcare continue to grow, training for telemedicine must take center stage in the education of future clinicians.
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.
In January, HRS published a blog post advocating for the use of remote prescribing to combat the opioid crisis and provide needed medications to patients struggling with opioid use disorders (OUDs). Today, HRS reviews the background of remote prescriptions and the role of telehealth to treat multiple conditions.
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) has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The complete list of this year’s winners is available here. Modern Healthcare will publish a special supplement featuring ranked lists of all the winners along with the September 30 issue.