At UPMC, Remote Patient Monitoring Helps Reduce ER Utilization and Hospital Readmissions

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Before remote patient monitoring, UPMC did not have easy access to patients at home and was relying on visiting nurses to get data, which didn’t happen every day.

Its clinical use of remote monitoring is focused on congestive heart failure, advanced illness care, tobacco treatment services and inflammatory bowel diseases.

Before remote patient monitoring, UPMC did not have easy access to patients at home and was relying on visiting nurses to get data, which didn’t happen every day. Moreover, home-based patients could not access UPMC care on their own time – the providers would call them or visit them primarily based on its schedule.

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