Physical therapy telehealth solutions are a reality. Unfortunately, the physical therapy profession traditionally isn’t very progressive. We are often reactionary and slow to adopt new technology. This puts us behind the curve. It also allows more progressive providers the chance to provide care to our prospective patients. Let’s not fear the future and dig our … Continue reading Physical Therapy Telehealth Solutions Will Move PT Forward. If You Try Them, That Is.
Note: This article on telehealth is the second of a series that address issues raised by physical therapists on various social media network groups where we are also members. It’s never a really “bad” problem, of course, to have too many patients. The issue becomes when you can’t treat them in person often enough. Patients might fall behind with … Continue reading Telehealth Helps PTs with “Problems” of Too Many Patients
Home health professionals, how many times has the following happened to you? I recently got a call from one of my patients. (I’ll refer to him as Steven for privacy.) With a very concerned tone in his voice, Steven told me that something was seriously wrong. The conversation then turned into frustration for both of … Continue reading Home Health and PT Remains High Touch Along With High Tech
Note: This article on HIPAA compliant text messages is the first of a series that address issues raised by physical therapists on various social media network groups where we are also members. If you have heard the term HIPAA, you know you should not send regular text messages to a patient. And if you have not … Continue reading HIPAA Compliant Text Messages Are a Must for PT-Patient Communication
Home health is growing rapidly as the baby boomer generation hits retirement. As the change in healthcare moves to quality over quantity with the rise in bundled payments, the industry is challenged to provide the best care possible at the lowest cost to the patient and healthcare system. Many home health agencies have the challenge … Continue reading Telehealth Paves a Path for Improving Home Healthcare Services
It was everywhere this past weekend. In my mailbox. In a magazine. Even on TV. What’s the big news? One of the local hospital systems here in Kansas City is blitzing the market with news of their “24/7” app. And doing it well, I might add. Download the app for free. And for just $49 per virtual … Continue reading Why Physical Therapy Practices Need a Mobile Strategy
In Hand Health recently completed a regional tour of state physical therapy association conferences where we staffed demonstration tables in Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas. We enjoyed meeting numerous physical therapists and PT students and sharing our telehealth solution with them during our stops. We hope we delivered some value along the way. Here are three quick … Continue reading Defining Telehealth, Helping Rural Patients, and Saving Clinics Money
A quick drive from In Hand Health’s headquarters in Overland Park, KS, offers a dramatic change in scenery depending on which way you are headed. Spend a half hour headed north, you will navigate 8-lane freeways, traffic, and probably a road construction project or two before settling in the recently revitalized downtown of Kansas City, … Continue reading The Long and Short of Telehealth for Physical Therapists