Telemonitoring helps our healthcare professionals monitor your health condition at home using state of the art technology. This can help detect changes early so you get prompt treatment and education to prevent your condition from getting worse.
You use our technology to take your vital signs and send the information to one of our nurses located in our office.
The device is light-weight and compact. Your nurse will teach you how to use the equipment to collect your blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation and weight. You can also view this episode of our public access TV show, “Where the Heart Is,” that demonstrates our newest telemonitoring tablet.
The information is sent through your phone line to a central computer at our office. The information that is gathered can be customized to meet your needs. The system can also ask you to answer questions about your specific diagnosis and condition.
A nurse reviews your information and decides if you need a follow-up phone call, visit or call to your doctor or a recheck of your vital signs later in the day. The system will alert our nurse to any measures outside of your normal parameters. Your condition will be monitored even on days when you don’t have a home visit scheduled. This can help spot subtle changes in your condition and prevent a minor problem from developing into something more.
Telemonitoring can decrease emergency interventions and hospitalizations for people with chronic illnesses or who are recovering from an illness or injury.
Who benefits from home telemonitoring?
Patients with chronic or acute disease including:
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Intractable Hypertension
- Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction
- Recent Myocardial Infarction
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
- Gestational Diabetes
- Cystic Fibrosis