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Remote Patient Care = Fewer Hospital Stays

Posted on April 15, 2015 by Shelagh Maloney

Remote patient care (RPC) is just one digital health innovation that is transforming the delivery of health care in Canada. Infoway recently released a new whiteboard animation that explores the benefits of RPC (also known as remote patient monitoring or RPM), and the benefits are many.

An Ernst & Young study released last year, and commissioned by Infoway, looked at the benefits of remote patient care. RPC means patients can stay connected with their health care team while at home and that care teams can be alerted to a change in a patient’s condition before it becomes serious. This results in:

  • Fewer hospital readmissions
  • Fewer trips to the ER
  • Better health outcomes
  • Improved quality of life for patients
  • The ability of patients to manage conditions from the comfort of their home

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Shelagh MaloneyShelagh Maloney

Shelagh Maloney is responsible for driving the implementation and adoption of patient-centred digital health solutions and patient engagement activities. She oversees evaluation efforts that measure the benefits of digital health investments in Canada and leads the development and execution of all of Infoway’s communications and marketing efforts.

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