Articles by CareCentrix

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    Palliative Care at Home

    The Covid-19 crisis focused the world’s attention on the frail elderly and people suffering from chronic illnesses. The majority of the hospitalizations and deaths during the crisis occurred in these most vulnerable groups. Infection with Covid-19 meant that these individuals would be taken away from their homes and would possibly die in the hospital. Death in the hospital continues to occur for the majority of Americans despite the fact that surveys consistently show that over 80% of individuals would prefer to die at home.

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    Telemedicine in the COVID-19 Era

    Telemedicine, defined as the practice of medicine using electronic communication, has been around for a number of years; however, the COVID-19 crisis has thrust telemedicine into the spotlight. The lockdowns and shelter-in-place orders has led to nationwide shut-downs of physicians’ offices and the emptying out of hospital wards and emergency rooms, even as intensive care units remained busy tending to severely ill COVID-19 patients. Telemedicine entered to fill the gaps left by empty examination rooms.

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    Intelligently and Virtually Managing Social Determinants of Health

    For over 20 years, CareCentrix has been focused on this trend by taking an uncommon approach:  creating more healthy days at home. In many cases, care too often defaults to an acute setting due to an inability to control not only clinical but also non-clinical needs, better known as Social Determinants of Health (SDoH).

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    Home Infusion Services: An Update

    During COVID-19 outbreak in early 2020, hospitals and clinics began shutting their doors to patients who required routine care. Administrators scrambled to find ways to deliver services while avoiding clustering groups of patients in one location. For patients who required regular treatment with intravenous medications, a location already existed: their home.

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    Preventive Care at Home: What is Possible?

    The population of the US is aging fast. This has been accompanied by a rapid increase in the incidence of chronic diseases such as type II diabetes mellitus and end-stage kidney disease. These conditions are expensive to treat, and are largely preventable. They place patients at increased risk of other potentially life-threatening conditions, including respiratory viruses such as COVID-19.

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