Porchlight VNA/Home Care Adopts HRS Telehealth to Improve Patient Outcomes

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Porchlight VNA/Home Care has adopted telehealth software from Health Recovery Solutions (HRS) to reduce re-hospitalizations and enhance disease management for high risk patients.

CHICOPEE, Mass., Nov. 08, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Porchlight VNA/Home Care has adopted telehealth software from Health

Recovery Solutions (HRS) to reduce re-hospitalizations and enhance disease management for high risk patients.

Porchlight VNA/Home Care plans to utilize the HRS software to augment care for patients who are at risk for hospital readmissions and emergency department visits, primarily patients with CHF and COPD. The team at Porchlight VNA/Home Care made the decision to partner with HRS due to the state-of-the-art technology that can improve clinical workflows and subsequently result in better patient outcomes.

Patients placed on Porchlight VNA/Home Care'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 patient data automatically transmits to the tablet and is electronically delivered to the patient's nurse, allowing clinicians to quickly address any changes in medical status.

The HRS telehealth software also facilitates patient participation and self-management with daily medication reminders and disease specific educational content. Additionally, patients can actively communicate with their clinicians in real time using the tablet's text, phone call, and video chat features.

The clinicians at Porchlight VNA/Home Care are particularly excited about their ability to use the HRS software to video conference with patients and capture wound images. These advanced software features will allow the team at Porchlight VNA/Home care to maintain a high level of care remotely and prevent unnecessary hospitalizations.

Kathleen Stezko MSN, RN, Vice President of Clinical Services at Porchlight VNA/Home care, states, "There are so many benefits to the patient receiving telehealth in the home. The benefits include: reduction in the cycle of emergency room visits and hospital readmissions; increased patient compliance; early detection and intervention; clear, concise, and accurate patient data in a timely manner; as well as patient satisfaction and increased confidence with the patient's ability to remain home and manage their chronic illness."

Jarrett Bauer, CEO of HRS, adds, "Porchlight VNA/Home Care understands the role of remote patient monitoring in improving patient outcomes and enhancing healthcare efficiency. We are honored to have been chosen as Porchlight VNA/Home Care's telehealth partner and we are eager to see how their program unfolds."

About Porchlight VNA/Home Care Porchlight VNA/Home Care is guided by a tradition of patient-centered care combined with clinical and technological excellence. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality services, with compassion and respect, to our communities and home-based patients. Porchlight VNA has been rated five stars by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). We received several HomeCare Elite™ Awards of Excellence. Porchlight is a unique, comprehensive resource for all home health needs, including: skilled nursing, therapies, 24-hour care, and social work. Our offices are located in Lee and Chicopee and our services cover all of Berkshire, Hampden and Hampshire Counties. We have contracts with many Medicare, Medicaid and many commercial insurances. We also contract with area elder services agencies. Our staff of dedicated caregivers includes: Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Social Workers, Home Health Aides, and Registered Dieticians. Please call us for more information at (800)-427-1208 or visit http://porchlighthomecare.org/.

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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