Telemonitoring puts technology to work improving the lives of Pathways’ heart failure patients. By catching problems earlier, it reduces hospitalizations.
Home Health nurses don’t visit daily, so telemonitoring gives Pathways a way to assess the patient 7 days a week, from our office.
The easy-to-use unit can give us the patient’s:
- Blood pressure
- Heart rate
- Oxygen saturation
The information is sent automatically to a nurse via telephone: there is no phone charge to the patient.
Nurses monitor the health information daily, call the patient if necessary, and make home visits when indicated.
Pathways Telemonitoring Program Criteria
- Patient has heart failure
- Patient or caregiver can understand and follow instructions, and are physically able to use the unit
- Patient or caregiver are open to telemonitoring technology
- Patient does not have an infectious disease (i.e. TB, MRSA, varicella zoster, herpes zoster)