Home care agencies in the US, whether assistive (errands, cooking, etc.) or medical (visiting nurse) have historically been slow to adopt technology for client care. This study from the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) indicates that this mindset is finally, happily, changing. “The Blackberry Report” is a RIM (Blackberry)/NAHC joint report. 65% of agencies surveyed have adopted EMRs, over 1/3 are considering handheld devices and 23% are using telehealth systems. Release
Here’s an example of a home care agency putting telehealth into action–Holy Redeemer Home Care’s Telehealth Program.