Telehealth Visits Enable Home-Based Palliative Care Clinicians to Connect with Patients and Caregivers
Turn-Key Health, a CareCentrix company, is expanding its use of virtual visits via phone or telehealth by leveraging CareCentrix’s strategic alliance with Synzi, a leading technology platform for post-acute care. The use of telehealth in an integrated approach with in-person, home-based palliative care creates a more robust patient experience and better patient engagement.
Now more than ever, people want to avoid in-person care, and meeting these demands means a massive shift in our healthcare system. Telehealth is part of the equation, but truly meeting the moment means robust care delivery in the home powered by technology. In March, we recognized the increased desire for telehealth services and extended our advanced home technology package including telehealth, care collaboration, and home monitoring tools at no cost to our network of 8,000 home health agencies.
Predictive analytics can save lives when officials understand their strengths and limitations. Many epidemiological models are indeed useful, especially when paired with an effective application into comprehensive public health policies. While all models will be wrong in certain cases, using them responsibly will drive the right outcomes for patients around the world.
At CareCentrix, we believe that better leveraging data, analytics, and technology will unlock answers to some of healthcare’s most challenging problems. In response to the current challenges introduced by the Coronavirus pandemic, the CareCentrix data science team recently competed in Lumiata’s Global AI Hackathon virtual event alongside 400 teams including public health experts and machine learning experts, engineers, and health IT professionals. The goal was to develop AI-driven solutions that better equip clinicians and healthcare services companies with the tools needed to respond both to the rapidly-evolving situation on the ground and to the long-term effects of the pandemic.
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.
How remote monitoring tools and tele-health services are proving their value in helping post-acute care providers deliver improved results.
Wrist-band based wearable devices are tools that insomnia sufferers and their doctors can use to help diagnose and treat several sleep problems. These devices detect movement, a measurement referred to by the scientific community as actigraphy.
Data science is revolutionizing the healthcare industry. In the post-acute care industry, pattern identification is improving outcomes and lowering costs.
As health IT evolves, predictive analytics will provide ever more accurate risk assessments, allowing doctors to direct resources toward those most in need.