Health Care: Are We Dancing in the Dark?

Imagine watching dancers on a darkened stage, illuminated only by a strobe light. With each flash of the light, the dancers are seen in a new position, but they actually arrive to that position during the moments of darkness. The actions which connect the movements are invisible to the observer because they occurred between the times of illumination.

Although this may have some entertainment value in a theater setting, when you apply the same visualization to the chronically ill patient the scene can become tragic. As a patient (you, your mother, your child) is handed off from one health care provider to another, the areas of darkness can provide gaps in care more akin to canyons than small cracks.

The entire health care community, along with the nation is seeking a solution to fill these gaps of care which will improve the patient's overall outcomes and avoid the expense of a crisis, which might have been avoidable if the beginning stages of the problem had been intercepted in time.

What is really needed is a command center of sorts, which would monitor a patient every day and watch for the inevitable clues which occur when a chronic illness begins its transformation into crisis. Things that seem small such as a missed medication, change in a vital sign, or even something like weakness in a usually upbeat voice can be red flags to an alert TeleHealth Coach that there may be danger ahead.

CareCycle Solutions has established exactly such a command center through their TeleHealth Solution. Using this model, they have cut the rehospitalization rates of their patients by over 50% compared to the national average! When your health status begins trending the wrong direction the critical care trained TeleHealth Coaches can take immediate action and advocate the right solution, at the right time, for the right reasons in the right place.

Do you or a loved one face each day with a chronic illness? The first step to addressing the dark gaps in your health care is realizing that they exist and being vigilant during those times when you're in between the watchful eyes of your health care providers.

Are you tired of dancing in the dark? We have a solution,

30-Day Hospitalization Rate 6.7%.
64% lower than the national average.