Our remote patient monitoring programs allow you and your healthcare provider to manage your health from the comfort of your own home. These technologies help you avoid emergency room visits and hospital admissions.
Our care teams use digital technologies to monitor your health from your home instead of the hospital. This is especially helpful for chronic disease management and post-surgical recovery.
Pre-programmed mobile devices, such as scales, blood pressure monitors and pulse oximeters, send important health data to your doctor’s office. Our providers use this information, as well as two-way UCLA Health Video Visits, to monitor your progress and detect problems early.
Our remote patient monitoring programs reduce hospital admissions and emergency room visits. They include:
At UCLA, our care teams use telehealth services to monitor you at home while you recover from surgery. These technologies include pre-programmed mobile devices, like blood pressure monitors and pulse oximeters. Your physicians and other healthcare providers remain up-to-date with key health information in real-time to help make your recovery a successful one.
One of our program examples is the Cardiac Telehealth Program for patients who undergo heart surgery. These patients receive a cardiac telehealth kit upon discharge. This telehealth technology allows you to send important health data over the internet to UCLA nursing staff.
Your team is alerted anytime your responses indicate a potential problem. You also can conduct video visits with your doctor using the computer tablet provided in the kit.
Our Cardiac Telehealth Program allows you to electronically send:
Using this remote monitoring technology, your healthcare team can immediately detect and address problems, including:
The program significantly lowers a patient’s risk of being readmitted to the hospital with post-surgical complications.
In order for you to better manage chronic diseases such as heart failure or diabetes from home, you can talk to your doctor about allowing you to submit your data from your own personal devices (Fitbit, Apple Watch, scale, etc.) to your care team. These technologies provide your healthcare specialist with real-time information about your health. Using this information, your healthcare provider can take action before problems worsen. This helps you avoid costly emergency room visits and hospital admissions.
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