video-based virtual visits

Woamn using Synzi on a smart phone

The Compassionate Side of Home Health Care and Virtual Care

Why Home Health Care is Essential Amid COVID-19 Compassionate care has always been an underlying feature of home health care.  Amid the Coronavirus pandemic,  agency leaders recognize that compassion – for staff and for patients – is even more important … Read More

Older man using a tablet

Promoting Heart Health with Virtual Care

American Heart Month The month of February is the 56th consecutive American Heart Month.  According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke combined) kills about 2,300 people a day.  72% of Americans don’t consider themselves at … Read More

Blog image Feb. 13 2020

How Home Health Agencies Are Expecting to Grow

Interested in Growth More than 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day in the U.S. This population shift is helping to position the home health industry for significant growth as boomers will need more care for their clinical and … Read More

Man at home using Synzi app on his tablet

Aging in Place: The Intersection of Home Health and Virtual Care

Aging in Place According to the CDC, many older adults want to “age in place” – meaning, stay in their own homes as they get older.  Although older adults hope to successfully age in place, they face the realities of … Read More

Elevating Care: How Virtual Care Helps Agencies Deliver Health Care and Life Care

The Importance of Communications Across the Care Team According to the Joint Commission, home health providers should increasingly collaborate with hospitals, SNFs, physicians, and pharmacists to achieve optimal health outcomes for their patients – especially during transitions of care.  Evidence … Read More

How Virtual Care Can Impact the Institutional vs. Community Referral Stream

PDGM is top of mind for home health agencies as the Rule Changes will take place in 2020.  As part of the preparations, many agency executives are beginning to evolve agency processes and practices which leverage their strengths as they … Read More

How Home Health Agencies Use Technology to Reduce Readmissions

Importance of Reducing Readmissions In order to decrease readmissions and related costs, the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) was established as part of the Affordable Care Act. Between 2010 and 2016, CMS reduced Medicare payments to hospitals with excessive readmissions … Read More