Remote monitoring services help make the delivery of healthcare more systematic and efficient, letting patients remain at home rather than in a hospital setting. It supports better clinical decision-making and helps patients become active in their own care.
Every day, patients enrolled in the program take their own vital sign measurements - including weight, blood pressure, pulse, oxygen saturation, glucose levels, or chest fluid levels - using wireless devices in their home. They may also manually enter some measurements.
Results are automatically sent to a secure web-based server through the TeleStation, the in-home communication device that also prompts patients to answer clinician-directed health and risk assessment survey questions. A care manager reviews each patient's information on a web-based Clinical Review Application and can send an alert when a vital sign measurement or survey response falls outside established limits.
In addition to monitoring the telltale symptoms of decline - such as abnormal weight gain, increased blood pressure, shortness of breath, fatigue, or edema - the system also triggers automated health assessments.
Regular interaction with the patient telemonitoring devices helps patients see results and take a more active role in their health.
If you think you or someone you know would benefit from home telemonitoring, call Piedmont Home Health at 706-475-5500.
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