Researchers developed an automated text messaging approach that can monitor patients who have been discharged from the ED. Other investigators have leveraged artificial intelligence to train an algorithm to help emergency clinicians better predict outcomes and manage resources.
A small, community-based study to detect hypertension revealed one week of twice-daily home blood pressure (BP) measurements are more reliable and more accurately predict increased left ventricular mass than clinic or 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring.
Program allows case managers to provide ongoing patient oversight
January 6, 2021
As telemedicine use increases, case management professionals can harness its benefits to improve outcomes and provide a better experience for patients and physicians. COVID-19 played a large part in the increase as providers worked to minimize exposure to the virus. However, many patients still need proper monitoring.
At the University of Miami (FL) Health System, certain COVID-19 patients who meet appropriate criteria can be discharged home with a device that facilitates remote monitoring by a care team operating out of the health system’s division of internal medicine.
One organization saw 30% drop in emergency department visits
September 10, 2020
Community case management and care coordination services are important in the care of at-risk seniors. But healthcare organizations sometimes find it challenging to leverage resources. One potential solution is to use technology, such as remote patient monitoring, to increase case management efficiency and improve outcomes. Using a remote monitoring system can streamline services by warning case managers when patients’ vital signs are outside expected ranges.
Many nursing homes across the country were hit hard by COVID-19. Clusters of infections popped up in almost all states, often leading to serious illness and deaths. These stark facts meant case managers and other healthcare professionals needed to be careful about how and when they would facilitate patients moving to and from long-term care facilities.
Obesity and diabetes are important risk factors for severity of COVID-19, according to the results of a new study. The research also revealed that patients with diabetes and coronavirus infections need continuous glucose monitoring and insulin to better manage both their chronic illness and their infection.
The key change from the 2009 vancomycin guidelines is the switch from trough-based to area under the curve (AUC)-based dosing and monitoring. This article will highlight key differences between the 2009 and 2020 guidelines, limitations of the new guidelines, and implementation issues.