Insurers Curbing Hospital Admissions, Remotely

In a bid to tamp down hospital admissions associated with congestive heart failure, some insurers and employers are monitoring patient vitals remotely and seeing favorable results. But will these programs scale to other chronic conditions?

1 comments on "Insurers Curbing Hospital Admissions, Remotely"
Jeff Charnock (1/20/2011 at 4:02 PM)

The ROI is compelling, but why couldn't this be achieved with a simple, 2-way text message sent to the patient? Removing the expense of equipment would improve the ROI. For example: "What's your weight today? Reply with your weight in pounds." We're looking for organizations to pilot 2-way text programs to study their effectiveness with CHF and Diabetes. Let me know if you're interested.


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