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Home Healthcare Industry: Prime for a Technological Revolution

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The healthcare industry conjures up images of doctors, nurses and clinical staff dashing through hospital corridors. However, there is a whole other subsect of healthcare workers that cater to the outpatient population. In order to do their jobs, these home healthcare workers – e.g., registered nurses, physical therapists, infusion and respiratory care specialists – must drive to patients' homes to administer specific outpatient services, such as shots, delivering oxygen tanks, hospice care, etc. It is important to distinguish that home healthcare workers are not employed by hospitals. Rather, they work for separate home healthcare companies that hospitals hire to provide critical outpatient services. Because of this, there are certain insurance-related financial pressures that these companies need to account for to remain profitable. 1 In order to do their jobs, these home healthcare workers must drive to patients' homes to administer specific outpatient services. INTRODUCTION

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