Senior Home Care expands in-home patient telemonitoring program

Senior Home Care expands in-home patient telemonitoring program

CLEARWATER, Fla.,- As part of Senior Home Care’s full complement of home health care services, the company is expanding its Telemonitoring Pilot Program to include three office locations in Florida – Gainesville, Naples and Ft. Myers.

Telemonitoring services, which Senior Home Care launched in Gainesville in July, 2012, have quickly gained traction with referring physicians and patients. They target high-risk patients with chronic conditions. Clinical visits combined with telephonic intervention have been shown to improve patients’ outcomes, reduce hospital readmissions and enhance patients’ understanding of their overall condition and progress.

In-home telemonitoring uses a simple system to link from a patient’s home directly to their health care team at Senior Home Care. The goal is to allow the patient to have confidence and improve their ability to stay independent, while knowing their health status is being monitored, between visits, using the latest technology. Cardiocom, LLC is Senior Home Care’s telehealth solutions provider. Cardiocom’s Commander FLEX device enables Senior Home Care’s patients to have 7-days-per-week monitoring of their vital signs, including pulse, blood pressure, daily weights and more (see cardiocom.com for more information). Data is transmitted to Senior Home Care, becoming part of the patient’s established Electronic Health Record (EHR), which clinicians monitor, review and follow up as appropriate.

Read more about telemonitoring at http://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/press-release/senior-home-care-expands-home-patient-telemonitoring-program