"This program allows us to see how patients are doing on a daily basis, as opposed to only receiving updates when a nurse makes a physical visit.”
WICHITA, Kan. (PRWEB) January 10, 2019
Home Health & Hospice of Kansas has partnered with telehealth company, Health Recovery Solutions (HRS), to provide remote patient monitoring to patients with COPD, CHF, and cancer who are at high risk for hospitalization. By introducing HRS telehealth into their workflow, Home Health & Hospice of Kansas hopes to limit hospitalizations for their patients, increase medication compliance, improve patient engagement, and enhance patient quality of life.
Home Health & Hospice of Kansas decided to partner with HRS because of the user-friendly software that allows for easy networking between the telehealth clinician, the patient, and the physician. “Telehealth will give our clinicians the ability to connect with patients on a closer level and provide immediate feedback throughout their care,” states Ann Houk, CAO of Home Health & Hospice of Kansas. “We are excited that this program facilities meaningful interactions between patients and their care providers.”
Patients placed on the telehealth program with Home Health & Hospice of Kansas are provided with 4G tablets pre-loaded with the HRS software. The tablets are paired with Bluetooth biometric devices that allow patients to take their blood pressure, weight, heart rate, and more. The physiological data automatically transmits to the tablet and is electronically delivered to the telehealth nurse, allowing clinical staff to address any abnormalities or changes in medical status in a timely manner.
Michele Glancy, Director of Hospice at Home Health & Hospice of Kansas, states “We hope to reduce hospitalizations by increasing our access to high risk patient populations with telehealth. This program allows us to see how patients are doing on a daily basis, as opposed to only receiving updates when a nurse makes a physical visit.”
The HRS telehealth software also provides daily medication reminders and disease specific educational content that encourages patient engagement. Additionally, patients can actively communicate with their clinicians using the tablet’s text, phone call, and video chat features.
The team at Home Health & Hospice of Kansas is particularly excited about the software's video capabilities and patient education tools. Sarah Garrison, Director of Home Health at Home Health & Hospice of Kansas, states, “By facilitating patient participation, communication, and self-management, these features will help reduce patient anxiety and improve patient compliance.”
Rohan Udeshi, CEO of HRS, adds, “The clinicians at Home Health & Hospice of Kansas are clearly passionate about using technology to empower their patients and improve their quality of life. We are thrilled to have been chosen as their telehealth partner and we look forward to playing a role in their future success.”
About Home Health & Hospice of Kansas
Home Health & Hospice of Kansas is a locally owned and operated Home Health and Hospice provider. Their focus is to make lives better through innovation, education and supporting those in their time of health care needs. Home Health & Hospice of Kansas will be working with Health Recovery Solutions through the utilization of an advanced remote monitoring system. The overall goal is to improve quality of life through the integration of a system that will supplement care and access to care 24 hours a day. To learn more about Home Health & Hospice of Kansas, visit kansashomehealth.com or call 316-869-0015.
About Health Recovery Solutions (HRS)
Health Recovery Solutions (HRS) supplies leading home care agencies with the most advanced remote monitoring platform focused on changing patient behavior to reduce readmissions and improve clinical outcomes. HRS' disease-specific engagement kits are customized with educational videos, care plans, and medication reminders while integrated with Bluetooth peripherals to engage clients. For clinicians, HRS' software allows for the management of high-risk clients and provides seamless communication with them through video chat, wound imaging, and text messaging. For family members and caregivers, HRS' software gives them the ability to be fully involved in their family member's care and well-being. To learn more about Health Recovery Solutions, visit https://www.healthrecoverysolutions.com/ or call (347) 699-6477.