If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, what can a daily phone call achieve? Plenty, if you’re affected by heart failure (HF).
Heart failure accounts for the biggest share of hospital readmissions nationwide. That’s a troubling statistic for both HF patients and consumers concerned about healthcare costs. With this in mind, Trinity Health launch a telephone remote patient monitoring system for HF patients in June called the Trinity Health HeartLine Tel-Assurance System. The program, which has a proven track record, gives HF patients the opportunity to call or log in daily to a phone/web system that tracks their health status and helps them better manage their condition.
Studies show that daily monitoring of HF patients can improve patients’ health status and keep them out of the hospital. What I really like about this program is that is gives people the opportunity to take ownership of their own health,” said Trinity Hospitalist Alex Talebdoost