Telehealth at RCCHC is a program designed to better treat patients suffering from congestive heart failure, diabetes, and high blood pressure. It allows patients referred to the program to be closely monitored by their providers.
If a patient is referred to the telehealth program, the patient may be provided with a blood pressure machine, scale, pulse oximeter (device that monitors oxygen levels in the blood), and glucometer. All readings from these devices are transmitted over a server to nurses at RCCHC. If the readings are alarming, the nurse will know instantly and can call the patient to perform an over-the-phone assessment.
For more information about telehealth, visit the Mid Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center online.
What is the Benefit of a Telehealth program?
Doctors can keep a closer look on patients with chronic diseases, and can ultimately help the client live a healthier life.