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

Managing Chronic Disease with Telerehabilitation

Posted by Lily Mercer on Jun 15, 2018 5:00:00 AM

As the aging population grows, the number of people living with chronic diseases will continue to rise. Because medical advancements have increased the lifespan of these individuals, there is a consistent need for healthcare efforts directed toward disease management. By addressing the morbidity and mortality associated with chronic diseases, healthcare providers can improve quality of life and reduce hospital readmissions for the aging population.

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Topics: disease management, chronic disease, CHF, COPD, heart disease, patient education

Changing Patient Education with Telehealth

Posted by Lily Mercer on May 2, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Telehealth has the potential to change the way patients are educated about their conditions. By using virtual modalities to educate patients, healthcare providers can improve accessibility and efficiency of care.

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Topics: disease management, COPD, video conferencing, telehealth engagement, patient education