Author Archives: AnnaMaria Turano

Supporting Heart Health with Virtual Care on World Heart Day

World Heart Day People with cardiovascular disease (CVD) have been disproportionately impacted by the PHE and may have experienced missed medical appointments, lack of contact with family and friends, and reduced opportunities to exercise.  According to the World Heart Federation, … Read More

How Virtual Care Supports Recovery

Recovery Month National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is celebrated every September to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across … Read More

Supporting Behavioral Health with Virtual Care

Understanding the Pandemic’s Impact on Mental Health The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the mental health for older adults – which can have implications on their physical health.  In January 2021, the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging … Read More

How Virtual Care Promotes Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging September is Healthy Aging Month, an annual health observance designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older.  Good health ensures independence, security, and productivity as one ages. Unfortunately, the older population faces chronic diseases, … Read More

How to Measure Success of a Virtual Care Program

Context for Virtual Care Virtual Care can help clinicians continue to care for patients at-home while removing barriers of time, distance, PPE, and provider scarcities.  When investing in virtual care, healthcare organizations should consider an ROI which we refer to … Read More

How a Virtual Care Platform Reinforces the Importance of Immunizations

Raising Awareness of Key Immunizations August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the efforts of healthcare professionals to protect patients of all ages against vaccine-preventable diseases through on-time vaccination. During NIAM, healthcare professionals are encouraged to … Read More

Benefits of Real-time Reporting and Dynamic Dashboards

Importance of Data A comprehensive virtual care communication platform reinforces an agency’s dedication to clinical excellence by providing real-time insight into the patient’s condition and engagement.  Dashboard reporting helps agencies:   Monitor patients: Enables ongoing monitoring of patient symptoms, vitals, … Read More

Unleashing the Power of Virtual Assessments

Role of Assessments Home health agencies use virtual assessments to obtain and review patients’ conditions remotely. Patients can manage their conditions at-home and self-report their progress and any changes or concerns.  This helps agencies prioritize the patients with the most … Read More

Why Remote Patient Monitoring is Here to Stay

Adoption During the PHE Remote patient monitoring adoption accelerated during the pandemic as patients preferred to recover at home (and minimize the risk of infection or transmission) and agencies sought to safely monitor patients throughout the episode of care. This … Read More