Author Archives: AnnaMaria Turano

How & Why Mary Free Bed Delivers Innovative and Impactful Care

Recently, Jason Peoples (Director of Technology and Innovation, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital) shared his experiences and perspectives on the role of technology in enhancing patient care: Using Virtual Care to Reassure Patients During the PHE: “Unfortunately, it took the … Read More

The Choose Home Concept and the Role of Virtual Care

What is Choose Home? Choose Home is a SNF-at-home model that leverages both home health and home care services for patients who can heal at home with medical and non-medical support.  Home Health Care News reports that the model is … Read More

How Virtual Care Supports Mental Health

Mental Health Month The month of May is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month.  For 2021, NAMI is continuing its “You Are Not Alone” campaign to focus on the healing value of connecting in safe ways, prioritizing mental health and … Read More

How Virtual Care and Telehealth are Essential for Nurses

How Virtual Care and Telehealth Supports Nurses’ Critical Role in Patient Care

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. This annual recognition celebrates the dedication, commitment, and work ethic of nurses and their critical role in patient care. The Foundation of Modern … Read More

Why RPM is Critical to Reducing Rehospitalizations

Role of RPM Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is used to monitor patients who are most at-risk for rehospitalizations, likely due to pre-existing chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and respiratory illness.  RPM is also increasingly used with rising-risk patients as … Read More

How Secure Messaging Improves Case Collaboration and Patient Outcomes

Role of Secure Messaging Many home health clinicians use texting to quickly communicate and collaborate with their colleagues and patients. However, an agency places itself and its patients at risk when sending ePHI via unencrypted text messaging. Home health organizations … Read More

Technology & the Future-State of Home Health: Encompass Health’s Perspectives

Recently, Bud Langham (Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Encompass Health – Home Health and Hospice) shared his perspective on the future of home health and the role of technology in enhancing patient care: How to Become More Patient-Centric with Multiple … Read More

Building Bridges to Better Health with Virtual Care

Making Communities Safe and Healthy The APHA recognizes the first full week of April as National Public Health Week.  The 2021 theme (“Building Bridges to Better Health”) reflects public health’s top priority to make communities safe and healthy.  During this … Read More

How Virtual Care Solves for Skilled Nursing’s Staffing and Occupancy Issues

Top Issues for Skilled Nursing Facilities The skilled nursing industry recently indicated that staffing again remains a top challenge heading into 2021 according to the 2021 Skilled Nursing Outlook Report.  The year’s top COVID-related issues focused on occupancy as well … Read More