How Remote Monitoring Improves Access To Care, Reduces Health Inequities
Matthew K. Hoffman, MD, MPH, Marie E. Pinizzotto Endowed Chair, ChristianaCare
Professor, Thomas Jefferson University
Clinical leaders at ChristianaCare sought to improve early detection of postpartum hypertension and type 2 diabetes to reduce hospital readmissions, prevent long-term health complications, and decrease the incidence of stroke and death. This session describes how they overcame poor office follow-up visit rates by deploying a mobile-based remote patient monitoring system post-discharge.
The program works because of the radical convenience. Our patients love the ability to monitor their blood pressure from the comfort of their own homes, and without having to leave their newborn for a simple blood pressure check. We have had so much positive feedback from patients, doctors, and staff.
They achieved remarkable results including and lessened racial disparities in healthcare in their community, including: