Providing superior home healthcare is no easy feat. It requires equal parts compassion, commitment, wisdom and knowledge. And with an aging population, a chronic illness epidemic and serious disabilities on the rise, healthcare organizations are now tasked with combating a shortage of home health aides too.
As if providing great home healthcare wasn’t challenging enough, providers must now find a way to do more with less—a proposition that threatens the ability to offer your patients the type of care they truly need.
Fortunately, partnering with the right telehealth services provider can actually help your organization to offload non-clinical responsibilities to an experienced third party, helping in turn to empower your aides to keep their focus where it is needed most: on caregiving.
Read on to see four examples of how the right telehealth service provider can help you accomplish this goal:
Remote Patient Monitoring Program Management
It takes extensive schooling and a sharp mind to become a home healthcare aide. But that doesn’t necessarily make your aides experts in the IT field. Developing, designing and deploying your remote patient monitoring system is challenging—whether building it from scratch or redesigning for implementation with your existing system. The right telehealth services provider will be able to manage this autonomously, freeing up your organization to focus on your patients.
Support for Home Healthcare Patients
When it comes to home healthcare, doctors and patients are often in constant contact. But often, patients reach out for technical support for non-clinical matters, such as learning how to use medical devices, scheduling appointments and more. You’ll know you’ve found the right telehealth services partner when they handle those inquiries personally.
When your patients demand around-the-clock attention, you may not necessarily have the time to think about the back-end logistics that comes along with their care. This can include maintaining an inventory of your medical supplies, assembling, shipping, tracking and installing equipment, as well as recovering and redeploying too. Tightening up the back-end logistics will help you run more efficiently so that your staff don’t have to worry about getting the right supplies when they need them.
Home Healthcare Device and Technology Support
Of course, before you can even consider the logistics of managing your inventories, you’ve got to actually select the types of devices you’ll use. This requires you to have a firm grasp of the types of technology that are available, the types of financing that will get you what you need without breaking the bank, as well as which telehealth devices will have the additional features to blend with your larger corporate goals.
Your goal should be to provide the highest degree of patient care possible. In order to do so, free your clinical staff from having to manage the types of responsibilities that the right telehealth services provider should be handling for you. To help your caregivers get back to doing what they do best, click here.