Title

The Influence of Remote Monitoring on Clinical Decision Making: A Pilot Study

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-2016

Subject Area

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the meaningful use of remote monitoring. In partnership with a home health care agency, we examined the degree to which the information obtained from remote monitoring influenced change in decisions that affect readmission rates among patients diagnosed with heart failure. Hospital utilization was highly associated with nurses’ clinical decisions to go to the hospital; the additional data provided by technology did not modify decisions. The role of nurses in heart failure management is critical to quality outcomes. Investments into remote monitoring technology should accompany strategies to enhance decision making and align clinical decision making with quality goals.

Publication Title

Home Health Care Management and Practice

Volume

28

Issue

2

First Page

86

Last Page

93

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1177/1084822315604600

ISSN

10848223

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