The Influence of Remote Monitoring on Clinical Decision Making: A Pilot Study
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.
Home Health Care Management and Practice
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Williams, & Wan, T. T. H. (2016). The Influence of Remote Monitoring on Clinical Decision Making: A Pilot Study. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 28(2), 86–93. https://doi.org/10.1177/1084822315604600