Posted on: May 12, 2016 by Manchester Specialty
Technology is playing a central role in the expansion of the home health care and hospice industry – from Internet-enabled home monitors and apps for mobile health to telemedicine – all designed to bring varying aspects of advanced care into patients’ homes and to empower providers to better serve their patients. Manchester Specialty Programs, a provider of totally integrated business insurance solutions for the broad spectrum of home health care, hospice and medical staffing organizations, took a look at some of the advanced technology that is both transforming the industry and providing more seniors with the ability to age in the comfort and privacy of their own homes.
Another new care management platform for health care providers, HomeHero Collaborative, connects and extends the health system into the home. The platform leverages technology and in-home visits to collect critical patient health data, and then uses an analytics engine to refer patients to the appropriate care provider within the network, helping to predict and prevent or reduce the frequency of hospitalizations.
These technologies represent only a handful of the advances taking place to facilitate the services provided by the health care industry and to help increasingly more individuals age at home. With all of these technologies, of course, one crucial issue to note is the security and privacy of the patient data collected. Along with the benefits that technology affords us comes increased risks and vulnerabilities. Manchester Specialty Programs offers a portfolio of insurance coverages to the home health care industry, including Cyber Liability insurance in the event of a data breach. For more information about our home health care business insurance solutions, you or your local agent/broker can contact us at 855.972.9399.