I don’t know if anyone already produces this – but wouldn’t it be great if there was a nationwide / worldwide chart of telehealth projects with clickable links.
Each project could be presented in a vertical column with key aspects of the projects listed down the side.
For each project we could indicate if it is uses remote monitoring ,video or telephone communications. ( or email, SMS etc)
A vertical column could indicate what parameters are being measured ; bp , pulse oxygen Sats from finger probe, temp, weight, peak flow ( for asthma) bm etc
Could list project start & end date & link to a review / interim report on the progress.
Knowing which particular risk profiling tool was used & which tier of risk patients are selected from would also be useful. ( patients at greater risk of hospital admission are likely to be shown to be more cost effective for telehealth )
It could list the cost initial setup of the equipment & cost of the ongoing charges for the data Management. Ie Cost per 1 week of remote monitoring measurements.
For remote monitoring systems it could list any standardised formula used for setting which readings would trigger a contact with a health professional.
I suspect that the current parameters are based on a clinical hunch / intuition basis as opposed to a calculation based on previous readings taken in the calibration phase.
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This post follows a previous post regarding which metrics should be used & how frequently should they be measured.