Recently, Connect America’s CEO, Janet Dillione, spoke with Bill Siwicki, features editor, Healthcare IT News, about the role of health IT and remote patient monitoring in the home. In the interview, Dillione discusses how the pandemic has dramatically increased the adoption of remote monitoring services and helped accelerate changes in traditional care delivery methods.
Dillione talks about how remote monitoring is helping to address the rising costs of care by providing better visibility into a patient’s overall health. With continuous visibility into a patient’s condition, clinicians are more equipped to deliver quicker interventions resulting in improved care and outcomes.
Dillione added that nine in 10 older adults prefer to age in their homes. “People are choosing to stay at home rather than in a facility, and we have the technologies to help them do so safely,” she said. “Not only does it benefit seniors, but it also provides a tremendous sense of comfort and support to families who have loved ones living independently.”
In conclusion, Dillione said that the continuum of care starts in the home. Although many of their customers may not have acute conditions by providing the necessary support and care in the home, seniors can confidently and safely age in place knowing they have access to the help they need when they need it.
Listen to the full interview below to learn more about how technology is enabling hospital in the home and solutions to support in-home care.