Even though telemedicine has been around for a few years now, it’s time to take another look at this rapidly changing clinical technology. In the long-term care industry, efficient long-term management of chronic disease is one of the greatest challenges facing today’s healthcare system, and given that 50 percent of adults in the US have one or more chronic conditions, the advantages in leveraging telemedicine are greater than ever.

Implementing simple telemedicine techniques can have significant benefits for both you and your patients, so providers should begin investigating how telemedicine can fit into and enhance their current practices. It is being embraced as an effective way to reduce costs, increase patient satisfaction, improve overall outcomes and increase patient throughput – specifically in chronic disease patients.

This downloadable whitepaper details:

  • Provider Advantages in Adopting Telemedicine Technologies
  • Simple Steps to Explore and Evaluate Telemedicine for your Practice
  • Chronic Disease Telehealth Services and Reimbursement

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Recognizing the critical need to track and communication with patients after they leave a care setting, Kindred developed its AfterCare Program to maintain personal, consistent and compassionate communication with patients postdischarge from any line of Kindred services. Trained nurses call patients at regular intervals – 14, 30, 60 and 90 days – after discharge to track patient progress, answer ongoing questions, identify any new care needs and ensure a positive patient experience. This personalized, individual touch is valuable in preventing a decline in patient condition and helping prevent costly rehospitalizations.