The 5G opportunity for senior homecare

The Silver Tsunami is upon us. As per the US Census Bureau, by 2030, every fifth American will be a senior citizen. As per StatsCanada, every fifth Canadian will be a senior citizen even earlier, by 2024. These numbers are staggering and senior homecare providers have to factor in this significant population growth in their […]...

Will “Medicare Advantage” Drive a Health Tech boom in the US?

Medicare Advantage (MA) has undergone significant changes within the last few years enabling it to cover supplemental and non-medical benefits such as home care. Centres for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) efforts to expand MA’s coverage is not only helping traditional players in the market but is also setting the stage for disruption. According to CMS, […]...

New Payment Codes: A Boon for Telehealth and Remote Monitoring and a Potential for Canada Healthcare to follow

The $3.5 Trillion Dollar Annual Healthcare spend in the US is growing leaps and bounds at 4-6% annually especially for the senior population as 10,000 individuals turn 65 years every day. There is a major need to control these costs. In November 2019, CMS in US (Medicare/Medicaid) declared its intention to modernize the Medicare Physician […]...

AI and Seniors: 2020 Predictions

We keep hearing about new solutions and technologies designed specifically for the older population. Most of these solutions are powered by advanced ML and AI capabilities. While it may not seem like much now but gradually as the ecosystem develops and 5G is implemented, these technologies will become a core part of the care delivery […]...

Home healthcare’s role in reducing avoidable Hospital Readmissions

19% of Medicare patients discharged from hospitals were readmitted at least once within 30 days, as per a recent report published by Excel Health Group. The corresponding yearly cost associated with potentially avoidable readmissions is estimated to be upwards of a staggering $17 Billion. To deal with avoidable readmissions, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services […]...

PREDICTIVE ANAYLYSIS

The need for efficiency – can predictive care help home healthcare providers? The home healthcare space in the United States is evolving fast. While things were more or less consistent for decades, today they’re changing. This is primarily because of the changes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced over the past few […]...

Safe@Home – The Impact of COVID-19 on Physician Perspectives

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the healthcare sector in every aspect; from expediting the adoption of telehealth services to transforming the workspace at home, there are no areas left unscathed by the battle against the virus. The COVID 19 pandemic has enabled people to be safe at home, while resuming their professional lives, without any […]...

FQHCs and RHCs are now paid for Telehealth and Virtual Communications Services during COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic has sustained to generate obstacles for in-person care in the healthcare industry, telehealth has amplified its services for delivery of healthcare in the pandemic. During this time, Congress, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and Federal Medicaid plans have recognized reimbursement for telehealth programs and telephonic facilities provided by […...

How COVID-19 has expanded the relationship between RPM and Telehealth

The pandemic has illustrated how the healthcare sector needs to transform the methods of triage, evaluation, and support for patients beyond the care of in-person appointments. During this unique time, healthcare centers can no longer de-prioritize technological health platforms, via telehealth services. Telehealth services enable essential care to patients while reducing the risk of infectivity [...

Point of Care Documentation: A Call to Action

Medical care information technology is a swiftly modifying field of possibility for practitioners in the international healthcare community, vowing to enhance the protection of patients, while also curtailing time-consuming activities for doctors and nurses engaged in patient documentation. It also looks towards upgrading work activities, and improve patient care and support outcomes by facilitati...