VNA of Cape Cod Telehealth Program
Our Telehealth Program is an advanced home monitoring service for patients diagnosed with medical conditions, such as CHF and COPD that require close observation.
In-home telemonitoring uses telecommunications devices, about the size of an alarm clock, placed in patients' homes to take their vital signs every day. The technology allows for early intervention when a health problem is detected, helping prevent emergency room visits and hospitalizations. It also improves communication with the patient's physician by providing trend reports as needed. Our goal is to increase patient awareness and self care by providing guidance, education and evaluation.
The features include:
- Blood pressure monitor
- Weight scale
- Pulse Oximeter
The benefits of the Telehealth Program include:
- Identifying the need for immediate intervention via nurse-physician-patient collaboration
- Reducing the number of office and ER visits for non-emergencies as determined by the Telehealth nurse and physician
- Promoting patient independence through education and awareness
Telehealth monitoring is available through our clinical program (through a physician) as well as our Private Pay Program.
Our Telehealth system is an education tool that manages and monitors patient data daily. It does not replace an emergency response unit. In case of an emergency, patients should always call 911.