Telemedicine program cuts heart patient readmissions

02/29/2012 | HealthyState.org (Florida)

Baycare Health System's telemedicine program in Florida helps nurses track vital signs and symptoms of patients with congestive heart failure, hypertension and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Although some studies on telehealth programs have shown mixed results, Baycare's research found that in the program's first year, hospital readmission for heart failure dropped from 16% to 4%, and there have not been any readmissions in the program over the past year.

View Full Article in:

HealthyState.org (Florida)

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Director of Actuarial Services, Government Programs
PacificSource
Springfield, OR
Director, Health Plan Claims Operations
Group Health Cooperative
Seattle, WA
Senior Director, Research
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Washington, DC
Stop Loss Sales Executive
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
Boston, MA
Regional Director, Southeastern Region - State Affairs
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Washington, DC