Author Archives: AnnaMaria Turano

How Agencies Are Using RTW Assessments to Protect Staff and Patients

Limitations of Typical Assessments To ensure staff are health and ready for work, home health agencies are surveying their employees on a regular basis amid the pandemic.  Assessments are extremely valuable as agencies ask employees to self-report symptoms and situations … Read More

10 Ways Virtual Care and Telehealth Improves Productivity

Reduces waiting time by providers to reach specialists. Providers and staff will not need to waste valuable time looking up and/or dialing the number for a specialist. With a simple click, a specialist can be reached.  SynziMD’s intelligent call routing … Read More

Breaking Down Barriers to Care with Telehealth

Patient Barriers to Care Barriers to care can prevent patients from obtaining the care they need – whether immediately or on an ongoing basis.  According to, barriers to accessing health services can lead to unmet health needs, delays in … Read More

Enhancing the Continuity of Care with Telehealth

Overview of Continuity of Care Continuity of care is the process by which the patient and his/her physician-led care team are cooperatively involved in ongoing health care management toward the shared goal of high quality, cost-effective medical care, as noted … Read More

Improving Health Literacy with Telehealth and Virtual Care

Understanding the Role of Health Literacy According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make … Read More

Supporting Recovery with Virtual Care

Recovery Month The month of September is recognized as Recovery Month in order 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 … Read More

Ramping Up Telehealth: Keys to Success in Implementing Virtual Care

The use of virtual care has “ramped up” due to the pandemic.  A few of Synzi’s customers recently shared their keys to success in introducing telehealth and driving utilization across their staff, patients, and referral sources: Engage patients early: The … Read More

Advancing Behavioral and Mental Health with Virtual Care

Providing Care During the Pandemic In a KFF Tracking Poll conducted in mid-July, over half (53%) of U.S. adults reported that their mental health has been negatively impacted due to worry and stress over the coronavirus. This is significantly higher … Read More

Promoting Healthy Aging with Telehealth

Increase in Availability and Usage of Telehealth The availability, interest, and use of telehealth all increased substantially among older adults over the past year.  In June 2020, the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging surveyed a national sample … Read More