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
President/Chief Executive Officer
MedCost
Winston-Salem, NC
Consumer Directed Health Plan (CDH) Product Offering Manager
Blue Cross Blue Shield MA
Quincy, MA
Director, Payer Marketing
Avalere Health
Washington, DC
Actuary
Meridian Health Plan
Detroit, MI
Chief Medical Officer, Texas Children's Health Plan
Cejka Executive Search for Texas Childre's Health Plan
Houston, TX