Telehealth management of heart failure evidence

Susan Royer, WSDAN Network Manager, reviews evidence on heart patient monitoring studies in the WSDAN evidence database. This updates earlier work presented by Professor John Cleland. The conclusion is that “…there is clear evidence of improvements in quality of life and a high level of patient acceptance in the use of telemonitoring. Hence, available research generally presents telemonitoring as a positive method of care, from both clinical and patient perspectives. However, further studies are needed to elicit more clearly the tangible benefits for patients, and how these weigh up against the costs.” Read how the conclusions were arrived at on the WSDAN website.