MISSISSAUGA, ON-(BUSINESS WIRE)–PointClickCare Technologies, a leading healthcare technology platform enabling meaningful collaboration and access to real-time insights, today announced the launch of its virtual health offering, an integrated telemedicine solution for the skilled nursing facility (SNF) market. With the help of partners Sound Physicians, this technology is currently being implemented in more than half of the states in the U.S. Over the next two days at the AHCA/NCAL Convention and Expo, PointClickCare will demonstrate the innovative ways providers can better achieve quality care and reaching the full potential of virtual health in the post-acute setting.
According to the Forrester US Tech Outlook, 2022 Report, investments in virtual health care, remote monitoring and hospitals at home are priority spending in 2022. Forrester analysts confirmed that these technologies have the power to reduce the cost of administrative complexity, which is currently 265 billion dollar.
Recent data from the US Department of Health and Human Services explains that the share of Medicare visits made through telehealth increased to 52.7 million in 2020 from approximately 840,000 in 2019. Knowing that telehealth is becoming a more important but sometimes complex component of healthcare, PointClickCare has developed an alternative to traditional telehealth by applying technological improvements to offer an integrated solution.
“Telehealth is no longer a futuristic concept in long-term care, it’s table stakes,” said Travis Palmquist, senior vice president and general manager of senior care at PointClickCare. “Our customers continue to navigate between care settings, and our team is committed to innovating and pushing the boundaries of virtual care delivery. We are proud to announce this technology, which is specifically designed to meet the critical needs of post-acute care providers to improve clinical care and reduce healthcare costs by consistently reducing hospital readmissions by 30%.”
With PointClickCare’s virtual health offering, providers can now:
- Improve patient care and staff satisfaction: By streamlining operations through an advanced level of integration into existing workflows, care teams have access to shared patient records and can reduce administrative tasks and focus on what matters most – patient care.
- Reduce health care costs: With the ability to “treat onsite,” facilities experience stabilized occupancy rates and can reduce the need for after-hours rehospitalization or emergency department transfers, ultimately reducing overall costs.
“The ongoing staffing crisis has created a new level of pressure on our staff. With PointClickCare’s virtual health solution, our care teams have access to a doctor on shift with just one click, streamlining operations and reducing many of the administrative burdens we face while ensuring our patients receive the best quality of care , at any time,” said Kevin Baxter, vice president of operations at Health Services Management.
To learn more about virtual healthcare and how it is helping providers succeed in offering value-based care across the continuum, visit booth #701 at the 2022 AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention & Exposition or visit https://pointclickcare. com/products/virtual-health/.
PointClickCare is a leading healthcare technology platform enabling meaningful collaboration and access to real-time insights at every stage of a patient’s healthcare journey. PointClickCare’s unified platform spans the continuum of care, promoting proactive, holistic decision-making and improved outcomes for all. Over 27,000 long-term post-acute care providers and 2,700 hospitals use PointClickCare today, enabling care collaboration and value-based care delivery for millions of lives in North America.