Remote Patient Monitoring Solution
Patients with chronic diseases have additional visits to the emergency room, a higher rate of hospitalization, a greater risk of being institutionalized, and are pricier than the average patient (Fazzi Associates, 2008). After being discharged from the hospital to their homes, patients with chronic disease often need a great deal of support including compliance with medications and treatments, improved health behavior coaching, and symptom management. Instead of visiting the patient on a scheduled basis, possibly two or three times a week, tele-health technology allows care providers to observe the patient on a daily basis and make real-time recognitions and interventions in the care of their patients. These early interventions are essential for the improvement of symptom management and reduction in unnecessary health care encounters such as hospitalization or emergency room visits. Remote monitoring can lead to stable symptom management, improved health behaviors, and compliance with medications and treatments. Furthermore, the operational efficiencies shaped by tele-health can have a financial advantage to the care agency.