Remote Monitoring Yields Healthier Patients

From Information Week
Remote monitoring is helping Bayada more efficiently schedule and manage its nurses, sending them to visit patients with the most urgent needs. So far, the company has invested about $100,000 in remote monitoring gear that alerts Bayada's nurses as soon as a medical problem crops up with a patient, letting the nurses respond fast. The system also sends alerts to patients' doctors, allowing them to adjust medication quickly or otherwise intervene. Without remote monitoring, problems can go unnoticed for several days. Homebound patients with chronic diseases often don't notice or report subtle changes in their conditions to doctors, and those changes aren't discovered until a nurse makes a scheduled visit, which could be days after a problem first develops.

3 Million Patients to be Remotely Monitored by 2016

from Healthcare IT News
Remote patient monitoring, using the smartphone as a hub, will lower the cost of mHealth services driving the number of patients monitored by mobile networks to rise to 3 million by 2016, according to a new report from Juniper Research.

Remote Monitoring Increases Backup Generator Availability

from Consulting Specifying Engineer
In round numbers, 90% of generator failure-to-start events can be attributed to the battery, fuel, block heaters, and ignored alarms. Even the most basic remote monitoring can easily detect these four problems and give owners/operators the information they need to prevent would-be emergencies.





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