Remote Monitoring of Chronic Conditions
Remote Monitoring of Chronic Conditions Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Ongoing monitoring of chronically ill individuals, especially older patients, can allow providers to intervene in a timely fashion, helping to prevent exacerbations and complications, reduce care costs, and keep patients in their homes. However, relatively few health systems have the capacity to monitor chronically ill individuals who live in the community.
The featured Innovations describe three programs that used remote monitoring devices or equipment to track patients’ health conditions in community settings.
The featured QualityTools provide resources designed to set up remote health care programs, including retinopathy screening and telehealth centers.
- Mental Health Patients Track Moods Through Web Application, Generating Greater Adherence to Daily Tracking, Better Treatment Decisions, and High Satisfaction
- Daily Nurse Review of Key Health Indicators Reduces Inpatient and Emergency Department Use for Patients on Dialysis
- Case Managers Remotely Monitor Chronically Ill Medicare Beneficiaries Each Day, Reducing Mortality and Costs