Telehealth Enhances Management of Hypertensive Disorders During Pregnancy

Posted by Lily Mercer on Jul 5, 2018 12:00:00 PM

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.

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Topics: disease management, hypertension, patient education, pregnancy

A Compelling Case For Telemedicine In Primary Care

Posted by Lily Mercer on Jan 21, 2018 9:00:00 PM

As the aging population grows and as chronic diseases become increasingly prevalent, healthcare must be accessible beyond hospital walls. Patients living with chronic disease are often not hospital bound. They can, and typically prefer to, live at home. The boundaries of healthcare must adapt to care for these individuals.

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Topics: disease management, telemedicine, diabetes, remote patient monitoring, engaging patients, communication, CHF, primary care, hypertension, COPD