UPMC Visiting Nurses
 Remote Monitoring
What is Remote Monitoring?

Remote Monitoring is an advanced healthcare tool UPMC Visiting Nurses uses to care for, monitor and educate patients in their place of residence.

Remote Monitoring offers healthcare providers access to real-time patient data that is transmitted via cellular connection from the patient's location to a central station within our home health organization. This patient data will include blood pressure, weight and pulse oximetry.

We will continue to visit patients in their homes with the added benefit of enhanced remote monitoring at home in between on-site home visits. This added ability to monitor patients in-between visits allows us to reinforce the education process and to maintain closer contact with patients. Telehealth Patient

 

Benefits of Remote Monitoring
  • Reduces the cycle of Emergency Room Visits and Hospital Readmissions
  • Increases Patient Compliance
  • Early Detection and Intervention
  • Clear, Concise and Accurate Patient Data in a Timely Manner
  • Trending Information on Patient
Benefits of Remote Monitoring for the Patient
  • Feelings of Security and Independence
  • Empowerment and Education
  • Early Detection and Intervention
Patient Admission Criteria
  • History of repeated hospitalizations
  • History of frequent Emergency Department visits
  • Physician Order
  • Signed consent for use of Remote Monitoring
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Each patient's home environment will be evaluated by UPMC Visiting Nurses prior to placement of Remote Monitoring equipment.

Any home health eligible patients who are referred to UPMC Visiting Nurses for home services and meet the selection criteria will be home health candidates at no cost to the patient.

 

FAQs
Is a physician's order always needed for Remote Monitoring?
A physician's order is required for all homecare services. A request for a Remote Monitoring evaluation can be noted on that order.

How often is the patient data reviewed?
Patient data is reviewed seven days a week between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

What if the patient has an incident over the weekend?
The Remote Monitoring Nurses are available 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

What symptoms are monitored?
Remote Monitoring typically monitors symptoms of the disease, blood pressure, weight and oxygen levels. Remote Monitoring equipment can be interactive (video) or non-interactive.

To obtain more information about availability of Remote Monitoring in your area, contact UPMC / Jefferson Regional Health.

Call 1-888-860-CARE(2273) Option #5 for the Remote Monitoring team.