Geisinger Health Plan

By Jonah Comstock 07:17 am October 3, 2014
A connected weight scale from AMC Health. A new study from Pennsylvania hospital system Geisinger Health Plan shows that remote monitoring of congestive heart failure patients can reduce readmissions by 38 to 44 percent and produce a return on investment of $3.30 on the dollar. The long-term study of 541 patients began in 2008 and just concluded in 2012. Patients used a Bluetooth-connected...
By Neil Versel 05:48 am September 10, 2013
Erin Denholm When applied to the right circumstances and with appropriate planning, remote monitoring can be highly effective at avoiding inpatient admissions and visits to the emergency room for patients with chronic diseases. As a bonus, investments in monitoring technologies and services often pay off quickly, attendees at the American Telemedicine Association's Fall Forum heard Monday in...
By Neil Versel 01:28 pm March 7, 2012
Telemonitoring technology paired with interactive voice response succeeded in cutting 30-day post-discharge readmissions by 44 percent for patients hospitalized for heart failure in a wide deployment at a large, integrated health system. Geisinger Health Plan, the insurance arm of Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa., also found an 85 percent patient compliance rate with its monitoring program...