Home healthcare telecommunications : technology to improve revenues



Home healthcare telecommunications : technology to improve revenues

Ronald J. Pion ... [et al.]

(Healthcare informatics executive management series)

McGraw-Hill, c1999


Home health telecommunications

Home health telecommunications : technology to improve revenues



Includes bibliographical references and index



It's a challenge for healthcare professionals to provide healthcare that is cost-effective and compassionate. Advances in communication technologies offers opportunities for providers which can meet these challenges. One solution to the challenge of costs, care and quality is to find ways for people to receive more care at home. Home healthcare reduces costs and is clearly the care-site of choice. Innovations in technology allow for ease of information transfer and communication.Home Health Telecommunications is about challenges and opportunities. Current economics demand that the healthcare industry moves toward more home and ambulatory care, the challenge is how those services can be provided more efficiently. The idea of marrying the science of medicine and telecommunications presents an opportunity to increase effectiveness and decrease costs without compromising quality.Home Health Telecommunications arms readers with salient information about healthcare, especially home healthcare and the effective use and availability of various forms of telecommunications. The book discusses: -- The evolution and utilization of digital telecommunications-- The business of home healthcare-- Technology currently available for utilization in home health-- Equipment, education and training, including interviews with telecommunications manufacturers-- Support services that are necessary-- Future challenges -- opportunities for healthcare providers-- The age of information transfer and what the future might hold

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