The benefits of telehealth among patients with heart failure have been proven in the literature. Much of the research in this space focuses on using telehealth during episodes of home care. However, patients with heart failure can continue to benefit from remote monitoring after discharge from home care. A recent randomized controlled trial sought to confirm this hypothesis by exploring the efficacy of home telemonitoring with heart failure patients after the completion of home care.
We live in a world that has wide healthcare disparities that negatively impact individuals in certain places around the globe. Shortages of doctors, healthcare supplies, medications, and healthcare facilities cause people in disadvantaged areas to suffer from preventable and/or treatable ailments. Humanitarian aid organizations work tirelessly to close the health disparity gap, and telemedicine provides a promising way to do it.
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Anne Carle, RN, Telehealth Clinical Coordinator and Danielle Welch, RN, IV Coordinator at Cornerstone VNA share a powerful story about how telehealth helped a patient reclaim control of his health and improve his quality of life.
Nashoba Nursing Service and Hospice (NNSH), a progressive home healthcare, palliative, and hospice agency, has recently adopted telehealth technology from Health Recovery Solutions (HRS). NNSH officially partnered with HRS in April 2018 in order to improve remote care for patients with chronic conditions. By using telehealth to establish more touchpoints with patients, NNSH hopes to prevent and reduce hospital readmissions.
Nascentia Health, formerly VNA Homecare, has considerably expanded their telehealth offerings with Health Recovery Solutions to include population health programs and postpartum care.
Tele-rehabilitation can enhance recovery after a stroke by improving access to multi-disciplinary care and rehab professionals, like physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists. Tele-rehabilitation interventions have the potential to change the way care is delivered to this population by allowing remote specialists to address the motor, cognitive, and neuropsychiatric deficits that occur after stroke.
Patients with chronic diseases are often burdened with psychological distress. The overwhelming nature of living with a chronic disease can result in stress and other mental health comorbidities that negatively influence disease management. Patients with diabetes, for example, commonly experience depressive symptoms and in turn have difficulty adhering to treatment protocols. These individuals are less likely to engage in regular glucose self-monitoring and are therefore at increased risk of detrimental clinical outcomes, like nephropathy, retinopathy, hospitalization, and death.
Hypertensive disorders occur in 5% - 11% of pregnancies. Gestational hypertension and preeclampsia can be particularly detrimental to a woman’s health and are the leading causes of perinatal morbidity and mortality. The consequences of these maternal disorders are magnified in low and middle-income countries. Mobile health technology offers a promising solution to the lack of resources that are available to women with hypertensive disorders during pregnancy. Remote patient monitoring can change the way care is managed for this patient population.
Healthcare is becoming increasingly dependent on telehealth technology to remotely monitor patients. Medical centers are frequently in search of remote patient monitoring systems that will improve patient outcomes and bolster the efficiency of healthcare delivery. Additionally, healthcare practitioners are constantly pursuing innovative models of patient care that will allow them to maximize the benefits of telehealth.