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New Drug Could Boost Vaccine Efficacy In Elderly Patients
Scientists at Oxford University have discovered a new compound which could potentially boost the immune systems of elderly patients and make their systems more receptive to vaccines, MedicalXpress reports.
5 Easy Steps Home Health Agencies Can Take To Thrive In 2015
The great graying of America is officially underway. Nearly 300,000 of us are retiring every month and will do so until at least 2033, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s a big deal. For the first time in history, there will be more Americans over 60 than under the age of five. From a purely logistical perspective, caring for this demographic will represent one of the greatest challenges we’ve ever faced as a nation. And while hospitals and care facilities will certainly bear their fair share of this responsibility, it’s home health and in-home care that will play the largest part in caring for these aging Americans. In fact, according to our internal estimates, by 2020, home health will eclipse all other segments of the healthcare industry to become the primary source of care across the country. By Chris Hester, CEO and founder, Kinnser Software
Wireless Patient Monitoring Devices Solve Telecommunications Challenges
When care providers at Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, the largest Home Care & Hospice agency in Maine, initially launched their telehealth program, they were quickly able to see positive results from utilizing Honeywell’s Genesis family of remote patient monitoring devices to track the daily vital signs of patients and streamline patient-acquired data into one internet-accessible clinical dashboard.
VNA Home Health Hospice Streamlines Patient Care Between Physicians And Home
When home care providers at VNA Home Health Hospice (VNA) looked at ways to improve their already-successful telehealth program, they realized patient care could be improved by giving physicians the ability to monitor their patients’ health status, using VNA’s existing telehealth system.
Telehealth Products And Services Utilized With High Success In Telemedicine Efficacy Study
In January of 2011, the St. Alexius Medical Center (SAMC) and the Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center (gpTRAC) joined forces to evaluate the potential of a new telehealth program. Their goal was to determine whether they could improve access and care for their many patients with chronic conditions who live in rural areas. In order to determine its effectiveness, SAMC and gpTRAC worked together to develop research parameters by which to quantify the results of the program.
Two Roads To Mobile Workforce Management: Choosing Between On-Premises And Cloud Delivery Companies with mobile workforces face two important technology trends. One is the use of mobile workforce management solutions that can add critical support to business strategies. The other is the growth of cloud-based solutions as an alternative to traditional on-premises deployment. Combining the two through cloud-based mobile workforce management can make sense, depending on the specific circumstances and goals of a company. By taking into account the technical market drivers and strategic considerations, a company can decide whether a cloud or traditional onpremises solution is the best fit.
Are Your Forms Costing You? HSC, also known as the Hospital for Sick Children, is like most healthcare organizations feeling a strong push to go electronic. The hospital selected an EHR solution from HMS to address these initiatives in the clinical setting, however HSC had already identified another paper-laden challenge to address — preprinted forms.
5 Tips To Minimize The Impact Of Rising Fuel Costs In Field Service
Since early 2009 the cost of fuel has doubled, with no reprieve in sight. For a typical service organization, this could result in additional annual costs of $2,500 per vehicle; bringing today’s cost to $5,000 per vehicle per year.
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