|Title||Remote Monitoring Technologies in Long-Term Care: Implications for Care Team Organization and Training|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Kottek, A, Stafford, Z, Spetz, J|
|Institution||UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care|
|Keywords||chronic conditions, home-based care, Remote monitoring technologies|
The current health care delivery model in the U.S was not developed to manage care needs associated with extended life expectancy and growing rates of chronic conditions. Remote monitoring programs aim to enhance the patient’s and provider’s surveillance of chronic conditions in order to anticipate and identify exacerbations, thus avoiding unnecessary emergency room visits,re-hospitalizations, surgeries, premature death, and excess costs to the health care system. This study examines how remote monitoring programs are preparing and leveraging the health care workforce to manage patients with chronic illnessandlong-term care needs who are living at home.