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The Impact of Post Discharge Telephonic Follow-Up
A retrospective cohort study was undertaken to determine whether telephonic outreach to ensure patient understanding of, and adherence to, discharge orders following a hospitalization is effective at reducing hospital readmissions within 30 days after discharge.
The Use of the Internet to Remotely Monitor Patients with Heart Failure
The purpose of this study is to investigate the use of a website designed for heart failure telemonitoring. Patients newly referred to a heart function clinic were screened for eligibility. Twenty participants were recruited and entered their weight and symptoms onto the website.
Cloud Computing Model for Chronic Illness Self-Care Support
Although interactive voice response (IVR) calls can be an effective tool for chronic disease management, many regions of the world lack the infrastructure to provide these services. This study evaluated the feasibility and potential impact of an IVR program using a cloud computing model to improve diabetes management in Honduras.
Reducing the Cost of Frequent Hospital Admissions for Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
This study compares the effectiveness of three hospital discharge care models for reducing CHF-related readmission charges: 1) Home care delivered via a 2-way video conference device with an integrated electronic stethoscope; 2) Nurse telephone calls; and 3) Usual outpatient care.