Why must Telehealth Be Hippa Compliant?
The HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 is United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information. It is designed to reduce healthcare fraud and abuse by setting industry-wide standards for health care information on electronically shared information. When care managers are giving and receiving health care information through telehealth, that is protected under HIPAA. Plus, importantly, want to assure your clients that you are never sharing their private health care information, just like most people protect themselves from spam by not allowing cookies.
Geriatric care managers can really benefit from telehealth during COVID-19 and after. If your agency does my employ, essential workers, you cannot see clients in person. But they must choose a product that is HIPAA compliant.
Telehealth Protects Your Caregivers and Clients
Even if your employees, nurses, and social worker, geriatric care managers, are essential workers they may be reluctant to expose themselves to COVID-19 risk. Many times your clients do not feel safe seeing your care managers. If you have clients in skilled nursing or assisted living you may be prohibited from seeing any clients at all- So how do you see your clients- through telehealth.
What is telehealth in geriatric care management
What is Telehealth? Telehealth refers to the exchange of medical information from one site to another through electronic communication to improve a patient’s health . Telehealth is the use of digital information and communication technologies, such as computers and mobile devices, to access health care services remotely and manage your health care. These may be technologies you use from home or that your doctor or in this case care manager uses to improve or support health care services.Geriatric care managers can see an older client in their residence and talk to the family caregiver or private caregiver without the care manager traveling to the home, especially during the pandemic when the care manager, client, and care provider may be exposed to the virus during the visit.
How Do Geriatric Social Workers, Nurses Use Telehealth?
Geriatric Social Workers use Telehealth to assist patients and families navigating healthcare and welfare decisions in these confusing and critical moments; they also coordinate or provide therapeutic services to the affected and their loved ones. Telehealth nursing is a tool for delivering nursing care remotely to improve efficiency and patient access to healthcare. A telehealth call or inquiry is more than just a phone call, however, and the nurses who respond to these calls are participating in the healthcare continuum.
The benefit of Telehealth by Family Caregivers
For caregivers who commit time and money to care for an aging loved one, telehealth can be a valuable lifeline. From a merely practical standpoint, it helps ease the burden of traveling to engage with health providers. Family caregivers with have full-time jobs can avoid taking excessive time off work to meet with you by using telehealth. Moreover, these services empower family members by giving them more opportunities to ask questions and take a proactive role in their loved ones’ care and recovery.
Long Distance Clients Really Benefit From Telehealth
Family Caregivers who live a long distance from their family members can often really benefit from telehealth as they can meet with the care manager from even thousands of miles away, get coaching on caregiving, ask questions about the care of their loved one, and report symptoms or status.
Successfully Market Your GCM COVID 19 Service
Learn to market and sign up new clients for your Aging COVId-19 coaching services for, both long-distance and local- adult children, based on science step and sound public health policies. Help family care providers faced with a pandemic, support an aging loved one through a COVID Hospitalization, and recovering at home.
Be able to sell care management COVID services that fill the gap created by the federal government, state, county, cities and CDC‘s mixed messaging have created, leaving family caregivers confused frustrated, with no clear path to safety from the raging pandemic,
Gain new customers and help aging families stay safe from COVID using care management’s most potent tool – navigation- through the potholed path they have right now.You will learn
- How to create an e-newsletter with the right copy, to get out the word about your COVID 19 services
- How to Use social media to alert aging family caregivers to the clear path your GCM agency provides to safety from the accelerating virus in the US
- Be able to set up a Zoom webinar to teach local aging agencies and caregivers about your COVID coaching services and other local resources to assist caregivers in the community
- Get local media coverage of your COVID -19 Coaching Services with radio and TV coverage plus pick local newspapers where adds may pay off to sell your COVID Products
- How to generate word of mouth customers for your COVID -19 service using your continuum of care in your community
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Sep 10, 2020, 02:00 PM Pacific Time (the US and Canada)
Topic: 5 Steps to Market Your COVID Coaching Service for Aging Families
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.