Improving health at home: The promise of telehealth

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Remote patient monitoring―better known as telehealth―can be a highly effective approach to facilitate communication between patient and caregiver and to engage patients in managing their own care. These technologies remotely collect, track, and transmit health data from a patient’s home, or other care setting, to a health care provider or case manager in a different location.

new set of case studies by Andrew Broderick and colleagues at the Public Health Institute’s Center for Innovation and Technology in Public Health highlights three successful approaches to taking home telehealth programs to scale:

Visit commonwealthfund.org to learn more about these early telehealth adopters and how they are improving patient outcomes while using existing health care resources more efficiently.

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