Telehealth Promises Greatest ROI on Hospice Technology Investment

Starting in 2018, Alive Hospice began a telehospice program, Henry Hooker Connect. Patients cared for in the home and in long-term care facilities receive an iPad with the Alive Connect application installed to provide them with 24/7 access to the hospice’s staff and the ability to connect face-to-face over video calls. Adoption by patients and families quickly grew during the last year in large part due to COVID-19, according to Kimberly Goessele, president and CEO of Alive Hospice.

‘Over the course of time, we were seeing adoption by our patients and their families. When the pandemic started, we saw a rapid change in that timeline,’ Goessele told Hospice News. ‘We rapidly expanded our program by deploying more iPads into the community. Today, every patient that is admitted to our care is offered this technology platform.'”

Read more on Alive’s telehospice program on Hospice News