Direct to Consumer Strategies
Facilitated Roundtable Discussion
DTC-16 - Preventing Readmission of Post-Procedural Heart Valve Patients by Utilizing Remote Monitoring in the Home
Tuesday, May 1
12:05 PM - 12:30 PM
Location: Education Zone, Booth 2416, Zone 2
Manager, Virtual Solutions
Medical University of South Carolina
In this session, participants will learn how we developed a telehealth program to prevent readmission for post trans catheter valve procedure patients. This scalable infrastructure is used to monitor chronic health conditions and engages patient participation in self-care at home. The patient performs a daily assessment by taking their vital signs, inclusive of weight, blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation as well as a symptom evaluation questionnaire. Using a customized Heart Valve application, data is transmitted to our EMR. This allows an asynchronous exchange of data which enables clinicians to remotely monitor the patient.
The clinician who requests this remote monitoring is prompted to set parameters in which to be notified if the patient falls outside of "normal" range. These breaches generate an alert to the monitoring clinician, indicating intervention is needed. The clinician contacts the patient and first attempts to make adjustment, keeping patient in the home, however, if necessary, patient is instructed to return to hospital.
- Gain an understanding of how to develop a direct to consumer telehealth program utilizing with scalable infrastructure to monitor patients in the home with chronic health conditions post procedure.
- Define how to illicit patient participation in self-care and integrate with an EMR patient portal.
- Define and take advantage of our "Lessons Learned" to streamline setting up this process in their facility.