telehealth

Better Defining Telehealth: The 4 Key Elements of Virtual Care

Better Defining Telehealth: The 4 Key Elements of Virtual Care

Every year, telehealth gains greater popularity and wider usage. Yet, for all its potential to improve care, it’s a concept that’s still widely misunderstood. In this article, we offer a detailed definition of just what telehealth is, including a rundown of the different forms it can take when implemented within a care delivery system.

How VERA Transforms the Patient Experience

How VERA Transforms the Patient Experience

An ongoing study has demonstrated that digital healthcare tools such as VERA™, when implemented with outpatient lower extremity joint replacement surgery, can serve as a very valuable solution to decrease visit utilization and potentially accelerate recovery while increasing patient satisfaction and convenience.

Balance Declines After 50: How Technology is Helping Keep People on their Feet

Balance Declines After 50: How Technology is Helping Keep People on their Feet

Every 11 seconds an older adult is treated in the ER for a fall, resulting in 2.8 million injuries, according to the National Council on Aging. Twenty to 30 percent of these patients will suffer severe injuries, the most common being traumatic brain injuries. And, while we tend to think of falling as a problem for only the elderly, research shows balance can decline as early as 50.

Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement initiative: 3 key opportunities

Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement initiative: 3 key opportunities

According to the CDC, hip and knee replacements constituted nearly 1 million procedures and more than $7 billion in hospitalizations alone, with the costs of the procedure varying greatly from region to region. It is estimated that the CJR initiative will affect approximately 23% of all LEJR procedures and generate approximately $343 million in Medicare savings over 5 years.