How Does Your Telehealth Program Stack Up?
Friday, March 29, 2013
by: Dan Cosentino, CEO and President of Cardiocom

Section: Corporate Partners




Telehealth is rapidly evolving as a standard of care for certain complex chronic conditions such as heart failure, COPD and diabetes. Telehealth can improve care coordination, clinical efficiency and outcomes.  Advanced health care companies are using telehealth to establish a competitive advantage in terms of lower readmission rates and higher quality of care. 
 
A successful telehealth program enables a health care agency to communicate objective, patient-centric data to a provider and proactively adjust care plans to reduce acute care hospitalizations. By identifying patients in greatest need, an agency can focus skilled nursing visits where they have the highest impact on outcomes.
 
To deliver telehealth more cost effectively, patient populations should be segmented to match a patient’s disease condition with specialized telehealth communication platforms.  In addition, it is important that the telehealth program integrates with your electronic medical record software and offers bi-directional data exchange.
 
Encourage collaboration between your enterprise software and telehealth vendor to optimize the benefits of both systems as an integrated platform. Now is the time to be proactive and build an efficient, interactive chronic care telehealth program with proven outcomes.
 
Daniel L. Cosentino, MBA
Cardiocom
CEO and President
 
Cardiocom
7980 Century Boulevard
Chanhassen, Minnesota 55317
Phone: 1-888-243-8881
Fax: 1-888-320-8881
Website: www.cardiocom.com   

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