Telemonitoring for Patients with Chronic Heart Failure: A Systematic Review

Partners/ AuthorsSarwat I. Chaudhry, MD, Christopher O. Phillips, MD, Simon S. Stewart, PhD, Barbara J. Riegel, DNSc, RN, CS, Jennifer A. Mattera, MPH, Anthony F. Jerant, MD, and Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM
Start & end date2007
FocusTelemonitoring, the use of communication technology to remotely monitor health status, is an appealing strategy for improving disease management.
OutcomeSix studies suggested reduction in all-cause and heart failure hospitalizations (14% to 55% and 29% to 43%, respectively) or mortality (40% to 56%) with telemonitoring. Of the 3 negative studies, 2 enrolled low-risk patients and patients with access to high quality care while 1 enrolled a very high risk Hispanic population.