What are the limits of telehealth?

We hear a lot about remote health work and monitoring, and it seems to work really well at times. This caught my eye because it’s an experiment in monitoring COPD, which can be so tricky, as we all know!

The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and eResearchTechnology, Inc. (ERT) want to work together to identify COPD symptoms early on, specifically in a remote health setting, to provide better care outside a physician’s office. They also want to see if technology can detect potential exacerbation.

The randomized study will test home-based spirometry, activity monitoring, adherence scoring, and self-reported symptom monitoring. A web-based data tracking site will analyze patient data to look for trends in symptoms and concerns.

The most popular remote monitoring right now is for cardiac patients and insurers (some!) have begun to pay for the monitoring.

Learn about the partnership.

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