Remote Patient Monitoring Program Reduces Readmissions to 2%

Sentara Healthcare in Chesapeake, Va., announced a two percent readmission rate for patients in its remote monitoring program, compared to a 15 percent readmission rate for the hospital at large.

 

Studies indicate that remote monitoring is useful for reducing readmissions in patients with single conditions that are easily tracked through monitoring data from simple vital readings. 

Sentara's remote monitoring program was originally implemented to supplement staffing. Bluetooth technology tracks discharged patients and alerts healthcare providers if vital readings or blood glucose are abnormal. 

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