Infographic: Connected Care

Monday, November 9th, 2015
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

As the healthcare industry makes the shift to patient-centric care, where the secure delivery of reliable information to patients and their families can be sent and consumed in seconds, consumers can expect to see faster coordination of healthcare logistics and improved access to patient information and collaboration with healthcare providers, according to a new infographic by Cisco.

The infographic looks at how healthcare organizations are delivering connected healthcare experiences.

Connected Care

Despite reimbursement challenges, the healthcare industry is charged up about remote patient monitoring to manage chronic illness: two-thirds of respondents to HIN’s 2015 Telehealth and Telemedicine survey monitor high-risk patients in this fashion. Encouraged by early success in coaching 23 patients to wellness at home via remote monitoring, CHRISTUS Health expanded its remote patient monitoring (RPM) enrollment to 170 high-risk, high-cost patients. At that scaling-up juncture, the challenge for CHRISTUS shifted to balancing its mission of keeping patients healthy and in their homes with maintaining revenue streams sufficient to keep its doors open in a largely fee-for-service environment.

Remote Patient Monitoring for Chronic Condition Management: Leveraging Technology in a Value-Based System chronicles the evolution of the CHRISTUS RPM pilot, which is framed around a Bluetooth®-enabled monitoring kit sent home with patients at hospital discharge.

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