Our home telemonitors are primarily used for patients with heart disease, breathing problems, and high blood pressure. This system reminds patients to take their vitals (blood pressure, oxygen, pulse, weight, etc.), which are electronically transmitted back to our office where a nurse reviews them. By checking these daily, the nurse is able to identify trends and notify the doctor to make changes for the patient before an emergency arises. This system also lets patients be more involved with their own personal care.
Research shows that this new technology – used in combination with periodic nurse visits – can decrease the need for trips to the emergency room, the need to stay in the hospital, and the length of hospital stays.