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Rural Project Examples from FORHP Telehealth Network Grant Program

funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Telehealth Monitoring in Home Health
Updated/reviewed April 2016
  • Need: For recently hospitalized patients with complex, chronic illnesses, telehealth remote patient monitoring allows for more effective management of patients' conditions between provider visits.
  • Intervention: Telehealth remote patient monitoring gathers and trends vital signs and other data and delivers disease-specific education and surveys to homebound patients.
  • Results: Telehealth remote patient monitoring has reduced hospitalizations, reduced emergency department visits, reduced healthcare costs, improved clinical outcomes, and improved quality of life for complex patients with chronic illnesses.