At-home telemonitoring of clinical observations a success: Oz trial

The day when chronically ill patients hook themselves up to a home device to measure their ECG, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, lung function and blood sugars, and then upload the results to a website may be closer than you think.

It’s called at-home telemonitoring and has already been trialled in six centres around Australia with good results.

The trial included 287 patients, all of whom were over 50, had chronic illnesses such as diabetes, COPD, heart failure and asthma, and had been admitted to hospital at least twice in the previous year.