Remote Patient Monitoring

Remote Patient MonitoringNorth Kansas City Hospital Home Health offers remote monitoring for heart failure patients. These patients tend to experience more hospital readmissions. This program closely monitors their condition and avoids readmissions when possible.

How it Works

Patients receive a scale, blood pressure cuff and, depending upon their condition, a pulse oximeter to record weight, blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen levels. The health information is securely transmitted through the telephone (either land line or cellular) to the monitoring software.

If a patient doesn’t report any data or if the numbers are abnormal, a nurse calls the patient for further assessment and determines if a home visit and/or physician input is needed. It’s not unusual for patients with heart failure to do well when they first come home and then decline over the next few weeks. Through monitoring, early warning signs of potential problems are detected sooner. Monitoring occurs seven days a week.

Coming Soon

As the program expands, individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and diabetes could also benefit from remote monitoring.

No Additional Cost

This service is provided at no additional cost to patients who receive home health services. A program that allows for patients or families to pay for this monitoring after discharge from home health or upon physician referral or family request is currently under development.

Contact Us

Call Home Health for additional information, 816.691.1358.

Home Health 5 Stars

Patients rated NKCH Home Health 5 out of 5 stars in the Home Health Compare survey, which evaluates professionalism, communication and medication, pain management and home safety education.

We also continue to achieve 4.5 out of 5 stars for quality of care provided, the highest of any area home health agency.

Home Health Compare uses star ratings to show consumers how the performance of a home health agency compares with other agencies. The organization was created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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