Telehealth promises to lower costs and widen the reach of clinicians and will become a major differentiator for hospitals this year. Busy, tech savvy patients want more access to healthcare and as providers we have to go where our patients already are … at home!
According to American Hospitals Association 70% of the “most wired” hospitals in America already provide telehealth.
Leading this new strategy is England, where the National Health Service [NHS] has implemented a telehealth project, entitled “3 Million Lives”, by installing remote patient monitoring systems in patients homes.
A previous pilot study conducted by the NHS reviewed over 6,000 patients in three cities suffering from three primary conditions, diabetes, heart failure or COPD. The results we powerful …
Remote monitoring reduced mortality rates by 45%
Related data was also encouraging …
- emergency visited were reduced by 15%,
- emergency admissions were reduced by 20%
- bed days was reduced by 14%
- and total costs per patient was reduced by 8%