IRVING, Texas - When it comes to reducing hospital readmissions, communication between hospitals and homecare providers will play a key role. But a recent survey of respiratory therapists reveals they have a long way to go.
The article was right on target: "Game's changing for home oxygen," May 2011. For 37 years I have been a practicing therapist and saw the home oxygen business flourish when patients need to go from the hospital to the home.
Eight out of 10 Internet users look online for health information, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project. But those users won't find about one-third of all HME providers because they don't have a website, estimated Jeremy Kauten, general manager of VGM Forbin.
Jeff Baird, chairman of the Health Care Group of Amarillo, Texas-based Brown & Fortunato and a member of the Medtrade Education Advisory Board, recently offered some of his thoughts about this year's seminar lineup.