Home health care is facing many challenges as it attempts to provide high quality care for a growing population within a limited budget. We used telemedicine in home care to show that low-cost, standards-based videoconferencing and Internet access can provide home care without compromising outcome, quality of care and patient satisfaction. This study showed that fewer patients were discharged to a hospital or a nursing home when they had received telehome care. In addition, study patients using home monitoring equipment were more satisfied with the health care they received.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2002|
|Event||Proceedings of the 2002 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 24th Annual Conference and the 2002 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES / EMBS) - Houston, TX, United States|
Duration: Oct 23 2002 → Oct 26 2002
- Home care