Nation-wide, it is projected that 20% of Americans will be 65 and over by 2030, a 13% increase from 2010, increasing the ratio of the amount of elderly patients for every caregiver. Facilities and staff may find themselves overwhelmed with the influx of patients, which is why investing in more home healthcare services would serve as an ideal solution moving forward.
It's estimated that 20-30% of elderly patients discharged from hospitals find themselves back within a month. However, people that engage in homecare require, on average, 25% less doctor visits. With less demand, this reduces public healthcare costs on the state level. In 2008, home healthcare saved healthcare systems $25B nationally. Additionally, more and more people prefer to receive care at home, where available, due to the convenience and added comfort for the patient. It's also a less expensive care option for patients.
Lua's secure mobile messaging steps in to support home care services through this period of growth by increasing efficiencies, saving organizations both time and money, while ensuring HIPAA compliance is met. Taking a proactive approach to cyber security in communication can help organizations prevent possible data breaches and avoid costly fines associated with HIPAA violations.
More and more members of the home healthcare industry rely on insecure SMS text messaging to communicate for work due to convenience, however insecure handling of ePHI (patient data) can lead to a per text fine for HIPAA violations.
Caregivers use Lua today to confirm appointments, reschedule on the fly, and share encrypted patient files, photos or videos from the field. The end results are improved care coordination and workflow, the ability to serve more patients per day, and increased patient satisfaction.
Lua provides a secure mobile messaging application for healthcare organizations. It will allow you to securely message, share encrypted photos/files, and generate instant group calls, while keeping all communication compliant. You also have access to additional features such as patient-facing communication, real-time search capabilities, remote wiping of data, and expiring messages.
If you’re interested in learning how Lua’s mobile messaging helps home health organizations, view the Millennium Respiratory Services case study. If you’d like to see how Lua can help your organization keep communication compliant and efficient, you can Request a Trial.