Telehealth

HATT’s Mission In Telehealth And Remote Patient Monitoring

HATT’s mission is to advance Health Care Providers and national telehealth policies that promote better systems of care to all patients, improved health outcomes, and provide greater health equity of access to quality, affordable care and services.

Telehealth technologies can definitely increase access to better care, improve quality, mainly decrease costs and gain the most efficient use of the skills of health care professionals. Despite the growing body of evidence reflecting the benefits of telehealth, state and federal policy have not been sufficiently responsive to allow its optimal use.

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) uses digital technologies to collect medical and other forms of health data from individuals in one location and electronically transmit that information securely to health care providers in a different location for assessment and recommendations.

Monitoring programs can collect a wide range of health data from the point of care, such as vital signs, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, blood oxygen levels, heart rate, and electrocardiograms.

This data is then transmitted to your health professionals in facilities such as monitoring centers in primary care settings, hospitals and intensive care units, skilled nursing facilities, and centralized off-site case management programs. Health professionals monitor these patients remotely and act on the information received as part of the treatment plan.

Monitoring programs can also help keep people healthy, allow older and disabled individuals to live at home longer and avoid having to move into skilled nursing facilities. RPM can also serve to reduce the number of hospitalizations, readmissions, and lengths of stay in hospitals—all of which help improve quality of life and contain costs.

Patient Monitoring Successes

Patient Monitoring programs are tools to help you and your physicians achieve the “triple aim” of health care, by:
1. Improving Patient Outcomes
2. Access to Immediate Care,
3. Make Health Care Systems More Cost Effective.

Videos

HATT’s five-part micro-documentary series explains how telehealth works, and how it can transform the health care system for the better to every healthcare providers.

What Is Telehealth?

This overview of telehealth explains how digital technologies can improve access to crucial medical services, control health care costs, and improve care quality for all patients.

Telehealth & Access To Care

This video explains how telehealth improves access to important health care services.

Telehealth And Quality Of Care

This examination of telehealth’s role in improving patient care quality features Molly Coye, MD, MPH, Executive in Residence, AVIA.

Example On How Telehealth Saves Lives

This video shows how telehealth can save lives in crisis situations. It features Angus Matheson, MD, a family practitioner and emergency medicine provider in Willits, CA, and James P. Marcin, MD, MPH, professor of pediatric critical care and director of the Pediatric Telemedicine Program at the University of California Davis Health System.

The Future Of Telehealth

This video simply describes how telehealth is prepared to meet future health care needs. It features Steven DeMello, Special Director for the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), University of California Berkeley and Davis; and Jay Han, M.D., associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of California Davis.

Telehealth

HATT’s Mission In Telehealth And Remote Patient Monitoring

HATT’s mission is to advance Health Care Providers and national telehealth policies that promote better systems of care to all patients, improved health outcomes, and provide greater health equity of access to quality, affordable care and services.

Telehealth technologies can definitely increase access to better care, improve quality, mainly decrease costs and gain the most efficient use of the skills of health care professionals. Despite the growing body of evidence reflecting the benefits of telehealth, state and federal policy have not been sufficiently responsive to allow its optimal use.

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) uses digital technologies to collect medical and other forms of health data from individuals in one location and electronically transmit that information securely to health care providers in a different location for assessment and recommendations.

Monitoring programs can collect a wide range of health data from the point of care, such as vital signs, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, blood oxygen levels, heart rate, and electrocardiograms.

This data is then transmitted to your health professionals in facilities such as monitoring centers in primary care settings, hospitals and intensive care units, skilled nursing facilities, and centralized off-site case management programs. Health professionals monitor these patients remotely and act on the information received as part of the treatment plan.

Monitoring programs can also help keep people healthy, allow older and disabled individuals to live at home longer and avoid having to move into skilled nursing facilities. RPM can also serve to reduce the number of hospitalizations, readmissions, and lengths of stay in hospitals—all of which help improve quality of life and contain costs.

Patient Monitoring Successes

Patient Monitoring programs are tools to help you and your physicians achieve the “triple aim” of health care, by:
1. Improving Patient Outcomes
2. Access to Immediate Care,
3. Make Health Care Systems More Cost Effective.

Videos

HATT’s five-part micro-documentary series explains how telehealth works, and how it can transform the health care system for the better to every healthcare providers.

What Is Telehealth?

This overview of telehealth explains how digital technologies can improve access to crucial medical services, control health care costs, and improve care quality for all patients.

Telehealth & Access To Care

This video explains how telehealth improves access to important health care services.

Telehealth And Quality Of Care

This examination of telehealth’s role in improving patient care quality features Molly Coye, MD, MPH, Executive in Residence, AVIA.

Example On How Telehealth Saves Lives

This video shows how telehealth can save lives in crisis situations. It features Angus Matheson, MD, a family practitioner and emergency medicine provider in Willits, CA, and James P. Marcin, MD, MPH, professor of pediatric critical care and director of the Pediatric Telemedicine Program at the University of California Davis Health System.

The Future Of Telehealth

This video simply describes how telehealth is prepared to meet future health care needs. It features Steven DeMello, Special Director for the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), University of California Berkeley and Davis; and Jay Han, M.D., associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of California Davis.