Will Hicklen's blog article "Telehealth, Home Monitoring and Home Care Business" from July 7th attracted a lot of attention as he shared compelling results from a 4.5 year unbiased Veteran's Administration study showing tremendous savings from Home Telehealth. Home care technology analyst and pioneer Tim Rowan has been ahead of the curve and evangelizing about this topic as his main message since launching HomeCareTechReport a year ago, and now even the mainstream media is catching on - both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal have featured pieces on home telehealth in the past weeks, interestingly however one focused on remote monitoring by healthcare professionals, while the other focused on remote monitoring by family members. Let's explore...
The Wall Street Journal Article, entitled "The Do-It-Yourself House Call", by Avery Johnson on July 27th looks at the case for telehealth monitoring of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) patients. CHF has been the issue of choice in many initial studies of the value of home telehealth and rightly so, because the value can be measured in significant savings and significantly improved patient quality of life. This particular article focuses on "phase II" where the remote devices include a wireless scale and a wireless blood pressure cuff, making the patient experience easier and more comfortable. Click on the image below to read the full article.
The New York Times story, entitled "Technologies Help Adult Children Monitor Aging Parents" (July 28th by Hillary Stout) talks about families keeping better track of their loved ones using remote monitoring technologies. This further validates that family members are looking for better ways to stay in touch with their aging loved ones. This same trend is what inspired Ankota to offer FamilyConnect, which enables agencies to communicate more effectively to the families of those for whom you provide care. Click on the image below to learn more about FamilyConnect.
Ankota provides software to improve the delivery of care outside the hospital. Today Ankota services home health, private duty care, DME Delivery, RT, Physical Therapy and Home Infusion organizations, and is interested in helping to efficiently manage other forms of care. To learn more, please visit www.ankota.com or contact Ankota.
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