Our thoughts on all things electronic case management.
Targeted Case Management (TCM) is consists of services that assist eligible beneficiaries in securing medical, social, educational and other health services necessary to appropriate care and treatment. Case management is not directly connected with providing the care and services, but instead is a separate and reimbursable type of service under Medicaid that for specific beneficiaries, identifies the appropriate services, assists in locating those services, identifies providers, and monitors the provision of care.
Tuberculosis (TB) has managed to reach the same ranking as HIV as one of the leading infectious disease cause of death worldwide and incurs a global economic burden of over $12 billion annually. Directly observed therapy (DOT) recommends that TB patients complete the course of treatment under direct observation of treatment support who’s been trained and overseen by health services to ensure that patients are taking their drugs as instructed too. Though the current WHO End TB Strategy does not mention DOT, only “supportive treatment supervision by treatment partners”, many TB programs still utilize it even though it has not been demonstrated to be statistically significantly superior to self-administered treatment in making sure treatment success or cure.
Are you confused about HIPPA and how it can affect your public health agency? You’re not alone. HIPPA can be difficult to navigate when you’re working for yourself. In an era where healthcare records are increasingly being maintained online and by using the cloud, compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is becoming more important than ever to keep information from becoming vulnerable.
I’m pretty excited about the release of a new feature for Olive called Dynamic Forms. As the name suggests, you can now create electronic forms based on your paper based documents. Imagine not having to lug around folders of cumbersome documents to have clients sign out in the field!