Telehealth promises a host of improvements for patients, a less strenuous workload for staff and potential business opportunities for providers.
While smart home technology has been around for some time, the pandemic has highlighted the potential for smart technology in home health.
Be prepared for cases when physicians call on your clinicians to facilitate their virtual visits. This has been reported among agencies especially for patients who are COVID-19 positive and high risk and many are wondering how to handle this.
Does HIPAA describe what is permissible for covered entities to share with patients via voicemail? The answers to this question and more.
With the use of interoperability tools, agencies can build stronger relationships with referral partners while making tasks easier for their own clinicians and staff.
With new portable devices and web apps that support working from home, including transmitting large amounts of data with minimum resources, it’s important to revisit policies to protect patient data.
There’s a wide variety of products that can help grow your business in 2021, but the focus this year will likely be on pain points such as staying connected with patients and maintaining staffing levels, according to industry leaders.
Documenting wounds can be tricky as increased detail and specificity are of the upmost importance, however industry experts say added technology could be a big help.
Agencies that have grown accustomed to hiring hurdles in recent years found even more challenges this year during the pandemic. Home health tech firm Axxess of Dallas, Texas, is helping hiring managers meet staffing needs with its AxxessCARE scheduling program to address unexpected staffing shortages, unique care needs or surges in patient referrals.
Answers to the following questions were provided by Chris Apgar, president of Apgar & Associates, LLC, in Portland, Ore. This information does not constitute legal advice. Consult legal counsel for answers to specific privacy and security questions.


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