Baxter and Marion County Home Health Care
Home Health Telemonitoring
For more information about Baxter Regional Home Health, call (870) 435-7500.
Baxter Regional Medical Center’s home health telemonitoring remotely
monitors patients’ vital signs data and sends them short surveys
about their health status. The equipment transmits vital signs data and
daily interactive surveys to and from the patient. This combination of
objective data and subjective responses enables clinicians to make more
timely care decisions and helps prevent unnecessary hospitalizations.
Each day, patients take their own vital signs measurements as prescribed
by their doctors: weight, blood pressure, pulse, glucose level, blood
oxygen level and/or ECG rhythm. They also answer survey questions sent
by their clinician, which may include general health assessment questions
and/or targeted follow-up questions, and enter self-reported data as directed.
The information is then automatically transmitted through an ordinary
phone line via modem to secure, Web-based Clinical Review Software. Clinicians
can track daily patient measurements, store and retrieve historical data
in both tabular and graphical format, and generate reports – promoting
fast follow-up and intervention.