Mercy Homecare Telemonitoring
Chronic diseases such as heart failure, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder are on the rise and becoming increasing complex to manage. Mercy Medical Center Homecare & Hospice has a solution: telemonitoring, which allows nurses to collect patients’ vital signs – including weight, blood pressure, heart rate, temperature and oxygen saturation – via a telephone modem. Easy to use, the monitor verbally and visually prompts patients to answer a few questions and also serves as a medication reminder. With telemonitoring, homecare clinicians can monitor patients in between visits giving patients and their families a sense of security.