Trinity to Expand Advanced Home Health Telemedicine System
A Trinity Health program aimed at helping patients get care remotely is growing beyond its Michigan test bed into six other states, part of a growing move toward telemedicine by an industry looking to save money and improve care.
It’s also a way to take advantage of a home healthcare, an industry projected to grow more quickly than any other, fueled by aging baby boomers.
Like most home health agencies affiliated with hospitals, Trinity is seeking to avoid costly, unnecessary hospitalizations or emergency department visits by using technology to assist nurses and home health aides.
Trinity Health At Home’s two-way video from Texas-based Vivify Health allows patients at home to communicate directly with nurses any time of day.