Kenosha Visiting Nurse Association Expands Telehealth Program with HRS

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Kenosha Visiting Nurse Association (KVNA) has expanded their telehealth program with Health Recovery Solutions (HRS) to offer video communication to patients.

KENOSHA, Wis., Nov. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Kenosha Visiting Nurse Association (KVNA) has expanded their telehealth

program with Health Recovery Solutions (HRS) to offer video communication to patients. KVNA currently serves patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Heart Failure (HF), and Diabetes with telehealth. The team at KVNA has recently made the decision to use video support capabilities in order to reach more patients directly with services like medication management and real time remote consultations. The addition of video conferencing also allows more patients to receive care in their preferred setting without having to compromise safety and well-being.

The telehealth program at KVNA can benefit patients after hospitalizations, as well as between post-acute providers and settings, such as assisted living facilities and skilled nursing facilities. By remotely monitoring patients and quickly addressing medical abnormalities, the telehealth program can help care providers reduce readmission rates and subsequently avoid Medicare penalties. In addition to being offered to Medicare patients at KVNA, the telehealth program is also available to patients on a private pay basis.

KVNA partners with HRS due to the software's wide range of innovative and interactive telehealth capabilities. All patients placed on KVNA's telehealth program are provided with 4G tablets pre-loaded with the HRS software. The tablets pair with disease specific bluetooth biometric devices that allow patients to track their blood pressure, weight, heart rate, and more. The physiological data automatically transmits to the tablet and is delivered to the patient's nurse, allowing clinicians to respond to changes in medical status in a timely manner.

HRS' telehealth software also includes patient education content and behavioral modification tools that allow the patients at KVNA to improve their long-term well-being. Additionally, the software's communication features are a cornerstone of KVNA's telehealth program. The clinicians at KVNA use the software's text, call, and video chat features to communicate with and assess patients in real time.

The team at KVNA understands the importance of telehealth in supporting patients and ensuring their safety. Carin Croker, CEO of KVNA, states, "Telehealth adds continuing support for patients and their families providing peace of mind that a professional is looking out for the medical and social well-being of their loved one through daily contacts. Telehealth helps patients remain independent in their homes with clinical oversight. There truly is no place like home!"

Rohan Udeshi, COO of HRS, adds, "We are thrilled about the expansion of KVNA's telehealth program. By using the software to its fullest potential and incorporating video conferencing into their telehealth program, the team at KVNA is providing an exceptionally high standard of care to their patients. We are proud to be a partner in their outstanding progress."

About Kenosha Visiting Nurse Association (KVNA) Kenosha Visiting Nurse Association (KVNA) has provided exceptional home health care to patients and families in our community since 1927. Kenosha Visiting Nurse Association's ability to stand strong and expand its services while focusing on quality inspires confidence in those entrusted to our care. Since 1927 Kenosha Visiting Nurse Association's philosophy has remained; Every Patient is the Only Patient. To learn more about Kenosha Visiting Nurse Association, visit http://www.kvna.net or call (262) 656-8400.

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, 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.

 

SOURCE Health Recovery Solutions



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