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Telemonitoring reduced readmissions, costs in patients with HF

October 28, 2014

A telemonitoring program developed by Geisinger Health Plan to monitor patient weight, changes in physical condition, appetite and prescription adherence resulted in reduced hospital readmissions and cost savings, according to study findings.

Geisinger, a managed care organization in rural central Pennsylvania, implemented the program in March 2008 to extend a case manager’s ability to monitor patients treated for HF. Most patients presented with comorbidities such as hypertension (92%), coronary artery disease (81%), chronic kidney disease (56%) and diabetes (54%). Fifty-one percent of enrolled patients (n=541) were women, elderly (mean age, 79 years) and in patient-centered medical homes (87%).

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