Project ECHO Further Promotes Push Towards Telemedicine
Project ECHO links primary care providers with expert specialist teams through an online hub that allows them to manage patient cases together and provide the quality care they need. With telemedicine on the rise and many complex health conditions, there aren’t enough providers specially trained to treat every arising issue. ECHO trains the provider on specialty care services and also provides ongoing support through patient treatment, making sure patients get the proper care they deserve.
Patients Need To Utilize Portals On An Ongoing Basis, Not Just Original Download
As patient portal adoption has reached 90%, according to a recent Stat Poll from the Medical Group Management Association, we have only just scratched the surface of portal use and its potential. With engaged patient use and patient generated health data submitted regularly, the healthcare community would not only benefit from the ability to constantly monitor patients health but could also track health data long term and gain valuable statistics and data.
Community Health Workers: What Is Their Job?
Community health workers are public health workers that base health upon social factors particularly in their respective community. They link healthcare with social services and mental care to better address healthcare needs as a whole. Healthcare is no longer just about addressing physical ailments, but also social forces such as education, living situation, financial status and how these factors effect overall ability to be healthy.