Magazine Article | September 29, 2014

Reducing Readmissions With Remote Monitoring

By Scott Westcott, Contributing Writer

By deploying remote monitoring technology to patients with congestive heart failure, VNA Rockford has cut its hospital readmissions by nearly one-third.

Remote monitoring is one of the most promising ways technology can potentially improve patient care while also improving efficiencies related to costs and time. At Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) Rockford in Rockford, IL, health system professionals have implemented a program using remote monitoring technology to efficiently track and monitor patients in the Heart & Vascular program who suffer from congestive heart failure (CHF). Recently David Taylor, supervisor of telehealth services at VNA Rockford, shared his insights on the opportunities and potential of remote monitoring technologies.