How Telemedicine Can Improve Rural Hospital Financial Performance By Tom FeeDirector, North AmericaHippo Technologies, Inc. Rural hospitals have endured years of shrinking demand. More than 100 rural hospitals have closed over the past decade in the US, and over 600 additional rural hospitals (30% of rural hospitals) are at risk of closing in the near […]
How to Save Rural and Community Hospitals from Extinction By Dr. Patrick Quinlan Rural hospitals are closing at an alarming rate, leaving many without access to care. Virtual care can bridge the gap. Rural Americans face many challenges when it comes to accessing healthcare. On average, they live twice as far away from the nearest […]
The past few years have effectively demonstrated that telehealth and virtual care offer a unique way to bring quality care to patients while reducing the burden on both patients and providers. With over 85% of physicians using telehealth today, this burgeoning care method is here to stay. As the field and technology continue to evolve, however, the distinction between telehealth and virtual care is becoming clearer, along with the limitations of the former.
Reduce Readmissions Rates by Bringing the Specialist to the Patient July 25, 2022 Hospital readmissions are costly, and they can indicate a breakdown in care. The current readmission rate in the US is 14%, which adds up to 3.8 million people being readmitted to the hospital every year. The average cost of which is $15,200 […]
The use of video conferencing for telehealth revolutionized remote care, making patients more comfortable and allowing providers to deliver better care. Now, the use of augmented reality with smart glasses and head worn tablets is continuing to transform the space.
Hippo’s Virtual Care™ platform fills the gap in current Telestroke technology. Our hands-free, voice-activated headsets deliver a “through the eyes of the clinician” viewpoint, allowing healthcare providers to communicate in real-time with remote colleagues for consultations with specialists. With our telestroke services, on-site caregivers and nurses can connect with a remote-based stroke care team, enabling faster triage, smarter clinical decision making, and reducing clinical errors through collaborative care.
The Hippo Virtual Care platform makes it easier for providers to see more patients in the same amount of time while also expanding and upskilling the workforce by decreasing the cost of training. Hippo also helps unlock the full potential of specialists, the most expensive and scarce resource in healthcare. Here are five ways in which we are transforming the healthcare experience.
Nephrology, like many other medical specialties, is facing a critical shortage of providers. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has only increased this burden as kidney injury from COVID-19 occurs in as many as 43% of patients in some hospitals, and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality rates. The resulting demand increase for dialysis has pushed providers and staff to their limits, in a medical specialty that already experiences high turnover rates.
Over the past decade, the focus of healthcare has slowly begun to shift from treating diseases to preventing their occurrence and maintaining good health. In order to achieve this, providers need a deeper understanding than what lab tests and physical examinations alone can provide.
Virtual care has helped physicians and specialists break down barriers to delivery of care by bringing the care to the patients, no matter their location, instead of bringing the patient to the care center. Hippo Technologies is on a mission to bring access to high-quality care to everyone, everywhere.