New trends in in-home telemonitoring
While in-home telemonitoring and telehealth technologies have come a long way over the past few years, the concept of in-home telemonitoringstill remains the same. In-home telemonitoring devices - which are the size of an average alarm clock – are placed in the patient’s home. This device is used to take and record their vital signs each day.
Because patients’ blood pressure and vital signs are recorded daily, anomalies can be caught early on and adequate intervention can stop emergencies from occurring. Both the patient and health care professional gains benefit out of this and this type of remote medical monitoring can have a substantial impact on the quality of life and the care the patient receives. Telehealth also helps keep the costs of homecare down by eliminating frequent ER visits, and by dealing with a potential problem before it becomes an emergency.
Here are some more new trends in in-home telemonitoring:
· Device communications: There are various models of in-home telemonitoring devices used for measuring and recording vital signs such as blood pressure and scales, for example. These all support wired or wireless connectivity which makes interaction with the device for both the patient and health care professionals much easier than in the past.
· System complexity: An in-home telemonitoring device is more than a mere box that reads a patient’s vital signs. The system consists of various subsystems, often times from various vendors. Different sensor communications are used for different patient installations, providing patients with customised solutions for their health.
In-home telemonitoring program from VNATC
The Visiting Nurse Association of the Treasure Coast’s unswerving dedication to improving the quality of life of its patients and their families and friends has put them at the forefront of the telehealth and in-home telemonitoringindustry. There are various telehealth solutions available from VNATC, who has more than 30 years’ experience in bringing quality telehealth care to patients.
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