When recovering from a hospitalization or managing a chronic condition, there’s no place quite like home. As hospitals continue to use innovative payment models, Home Care will be increasingly popular and important in providing quality healthcare.
Home Care is all about supporting patients and their families. This takes careful orchestration from the healthcare team. Teams of therapists, nurses, and nurse assistants work around the clock to support the patient’s care plan under the supervision of a doctor.
Compassionate care requires great coordination. The ability to securely collaborate between hospitals, providers, and skilled nursing facilities using mobile solutions is critical to all healthcare professionals and their patients.
Treating patients at home has many added benefits of helping to reduce readmissions, preventing expensive care visits to the ER, and perhaps most importantly, enabling hospital admissions as patient’s clinical status changes. The healthcare industry knows this, and has created many value-based payment models that will require more and more coordination as we shift care to the home.
These trends necessitate the adoption of methodologies that facilitate easy and quick exchange of information among the care team; be able to catalog information by patient; as well as find information quickly.
Tools such as emails, phone calls, faxes etc. can no longer support the changing needs. Nor are they HIPAA compliant. This has given rise a family of solutions called Clinical Communication & Collaboration (CC&C). These tools are bridging the gap between the increasing demands seen in home health and current practices.
Skyscape’s BUZZ is one such leading solution in the CC&C space.
Buzz is a HIPAA-secure platform that simplifies real-time and on-the-go communication between healthcare providers within and outside of an institution. The app is sleek, easy to use, and supports texting, dictation, private calling, and file sharing. All totally synchronized and HIPAA-secure.
To learn more about it please visit www.skyscape.com/buzz