Telemonitoring helping GPs

For chronic health conditions such as heart or kidney disease, hypertension, morbid obesity, diabetes and asthma, healthcare professionals are increasingly turning to telemonitoring solutions to increase and optimise the quality of care.

Telemonitoring solutions should be viewed as an exciting and effective addition to conventional treatment. Studies show that the patient-doctor relationship is improved still further by telemonitoring. Patients feel that they are still being looked after at home and are more confident in dealing with their illness.

If critical data parameters are triggered, the doctor is informed immediately. The doctor can then intervene immediately to treat the deterioration. This in turn acts to reduce critical hospital admissions, whilst improving patient compliance and quality of life.