As more and more people make a move toward home healthcare, organizations offer more services to make it easier on patients who receive their care at home.
eHealth is one step toward modernizing the worldwide healthcare industry. eHealth allows patients to engage with their care from home. It allows healthcare providers to quickly send, receive and store patient records. It also makes it more efficient to make health documents for all patients. Those at home can get test results, reminders about checkups and even remote consultations.
Healthcare is a huge industry in the United States, costing 17.6 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2010. As life expectancy increases, the number of people who need in-home care does as well. This puts a strain on the home care industry that already has a high turnover rate.
Many people who receive home care have limitations that they need help with. Limitations can include bathing, dressing, transferring, using the bathroom and eating. When a caregiver doesn’t show up, the consequences are high. Schedulers must find replacements within driving range who are qualified for specific treatments and agreed upon by the patient and family.
In this infographic, ClickSoftware takes a look at the optimization of the home healthcare system.