Before the pandemic, virtual care played a not so significant role in the healthcare industry. This white paper explicates how the pandemic has created a good starting point for health systems and hospitals to broaden their utilization of RPM and telehealth for older Americans that should continue post-pandemic.
FREMONT, CA: Vivify Health, the developer of the nation's leading connected care platform for remote patient care, declared the release of a new white paper, "Aging in Place with Remote Patient Care." The paper scrutinizes the accelerated adoption of telemedicine and RPM during the COVID-19 pandemic and offers strategies to help some of the nation's largest health systems and providers create a new 'Golden Age' for Americans in their golden years.
Before the pandemic, virtual care played a minor role in the healthcare industry. This white paper explicates how the pandemic has created a good starting point for health systems and hospitals to broaden their utilization of RPM and telehealth for older Americans that should continue post-pandemic. The study also explores how the gains made from a health and reimbursement standpoint can be carried forward to benefit providers and patients.
COVID-19's dramatic death toll for senior citizens stands at around 52,000 residents of nursing homes or Long-Term Care (LTC) facilities. Vivify's research reveals that senior citizens prefer to age at home if given a choice, but that desire may not always be practical. Factors that may contribute to aging Americans being forced into a facility include risk of falling, lack of personal mobility, forgetting to take medications, access to stores for food and other supplies, and the inability to show up to doctor's appointments. Refined and enhanced stay-at-home services can ameliorate these concerns.
"Vivify's CMS experts see the June 2020, CMS proposed rule and requirements for value-based care programs, as a significant step in the acceptance of patient and caregiver protocols for remote care management for American seniors regardless of geography," stated Robin Hill, Chief Clinical Officer for Vivify. "The accelerated market timing and adoption of remote care is a game-changer for the entire market—allowing vulnerable populations to take advantage of the benefits of telehealth and RPM."