With over 600 nurses, therapists, social workers and other associates, MedStar Visiting Nurse Association provides essential healthcare services to patients who are homebound, recovering from an illness or injury, or living with a disability or chronic condition. In addition, we offer on-site vaccination and wellness services throughout Maryland, D.C. and northern Virginia.
MedStar VNA Reports 632 Percent Increase in CareFirst PCMH Program Census.
MedStar Visiting Nurse Association (VNA), in partnership with CareFirst’s Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Program, reports that program participants are living healthier lifestyles with decreased disease progression and fewer hospital readmissions. As a result of the reported success, MedStar VNA recently experienced a 632 percent increase in the program’s patient census since 2013.
Medstar VNA’s remote patient monitoring system – “The Healthy Buddy” – allows patient to record and submit their vital signs and other health information via the Internet or telephone. This allows nurses to monitor patients’ health statuses remotely on days when they do not visit in person.
MedStar Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) announced that their District of Columbia agency has been named a Top Agency of the 2015 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.
For the past four years, adults over the age of 65 could choose between the standard seasonal influenza vaccine and a higher-dose version of the annual flu vaccine. Many seniors and healthcare providers expressed apprehension over whether the high dose option actually offered better immunity against the flu.