Being able to partner with patients and their caregivers is critical to patient-centered care planning, and the HRS Telehealth platform will be an important tool to meet that goal.
NORTHPORT, N.Y. (PRWEB) October 09, 2018
Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk (VNSHS) has recently launched a telehealth program with Health Recovery Solutions (HRS). VNSHS partnered with HRS in September 2018 in order to enhance care for patients with heart failure, COPD, hypertension, pneumonia, and diabetes. Through their telehealth program, VNSHS hopes to improve patient outcomes, limit disease exacerbations, and reduce the risk of hospitalization for their patients.
Patients placed on the telehealth program at VNSHS are provided with 4G tablets pre-loaded with the HRS software. The tablets are paired with disease specific Bluetooth biometric devices that allow patients to capture their blood pressure, weight, heart rate, and more. This information automatically transmits to the patient’s tablet and is electronically delivered to patient’s nurse, allowing clinical staff to quickly address any abnormalities or changes in medical status.
VNSHS decided to partner with HRS because of the extensive features that allow them to meet their needs and goals. The clinical team is particularly excited about the software’s patient communication capabilities. Clinicians can keep in touch with patients through the tablet’s text, call, and video chat features. Additionally, the clinicians at VNSHS plan to use HRS telehealth for wound imaging to facilitate remote assessment of wounds to ensure proper healing.
The HRS software allows VNSHS to take active steps to identify high risk patients and subsequently prevent avoidable hospital readmissions and emergency department visits. Diana Gallo, RN, Director of Operations at VNSHS, states, “Being able to partner with patients and their caregivers is critical to patient-centered care planning, and the HRS Telehealth platform will be an important tool to meet that goal.”
Jarrett Bauer, CEO of HRS, adds, “We are thrilled to have been chosen as the telehealth provider for Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk. The clinicians at VNSHS are driven to improve healthcare and they are dedicated to the well being of the patients they serve. We are excited to play a role in their progress and success.”
About Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk (VNSHS)
Incorporated in 1952, Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk is a not-for-profit home health care and hospice agency that is dedicated to provide health services of the highest quality, enable people to function as independently as possible in their homes and communities, promote individual, family and community health, maintain a tradition of charitable and compassionate care and provide and maintain quality of life for the terminally ill throughout the dying process and bereavement period. Today over 200 staff members make nearly 90,000 visits to care for 3,000 home health care and 600 hospice patients each year. For more information about VNSHS, visit http://www.visitingnurseservice.org/ or call 631.261.7200.
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 video, care plans, 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.