As many of you know, last week was the annual conference for members of the VNAA.
I had the pleasure of attending and representing AtHoc and made note of a number of overall themes throughout the conference. In particular, building one's brand for their business; adapting to changes brought about by the Affordable Health Care Act, particularly with regards to accountable care and episodic reimbursements; partnering to improve health; technology and innovation; and personnel accountability.
For AtHoc, the last three themes are particularly pertinent to the solutions we offer. Our Home Care Alerts mobile application helps home care organizations maximize their staff's time in the most efficient manner possible. With the ability to track where personnel are, you can respond quickly with proportionate resources to attend to the changing needs of a patient population while informing patients of changes in schedules - efficiency and satisfaction achieved.
AtHoc also partners with health care providers to help them usher their patients through the cycle of care from the hospital to rehab to home to hospice. Depending on the intensity of the patient's recovery process, every time the patient is transported, Home Care Alerts can be used to communicate to the appropriate health care team members to provide a coordinated transition of care.
Finally, when it comes to technology and innovation, the Home Care Alerts mobile application also provides framework virtual companion home health care workers to ensure their safety in the field, such as during inclement weather, when they're in neighborhoods that are unfamiliar to them, or making those long dark walks to a patient's home on evening or early morning shifts. The same infrastructure can be used to accommodate emergency communication regulations currently under consideration by HHS.
I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to meet the folks at the conference who stopped by our booth, and look forward to following up on how AtHoc can support your efforts to provide better care for your patients and to ensure the safety of your staff and fellow co-workers. If you couldn't attend the conference, click here to watch a 2 minute video on how Home Care Alerts can provide safety and security to your caregivers: http://www.athoc.com/homecarealert.html .