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“It’s seven-days-a-week health monitoring. If there’s a change, we will see it and act on it.” – AnnMarie Garrison, President

VNA Health at Home’s Telehealth Program enables patients to become more independent in the management of their own health.

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What is Telehealth?

It is the use of telecommunications and information technology to provide quality healthcare to our patients in their own homes. We supply them with in-home Philips Tele-monitoring equipment which allows for daily remote monitoring of blood pressure, pulse rate, pulse oximetry, and weight. A VNA Health at Home Care Manager reviews each patient’s data on a daily basis through a secure web-based Clinical Review Application. Physicians are alerted when a patient’s measurements or survey responses fall outside the limits established by the physician. Reports are provided to the physician on a frequency requested by the physician.

Why should patients use Telehealth?

In-home monitoring provides patients with the right care, in the right place, and at the right time. Tele-monitoring is not intended to eliminate in-home nursing visits. It is our mission to help decrease the frequency of unnecessary visits, while maximizing the effectiveness of time spent in our patients’ homes. It is a win-win situation for everyone.

Telehealth Benefits

  • Allows for DAILY clinical management and oversight
  • Fills in the “gap in care”
  • Identifies patient exacerbations and promotes earlier intervention
  • Increases communication with patient / caregivers
  • Improves resources allocation
  • Helps reduce ER visits and hospital readmissions

Patient Benefits

  • Encourages self-care behaviors
  • Improves compliance to care regimen
  • Improves patient / caregiver satisfaction
  • Decreases anxiety by taking an active role in own care
  • Empowers patient by taking an active role in own care
  • Decreases unplanned emergent care and hospitalization