Telehealth technology can reduce cardiac patients' risk factors

Telemedicine is an effective way to reduce cardiac patients’ risk factors, according to a new study published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation. “…formal cardiac rehabilitation programs consistently reduce the risk of further events…However, it is also known that only one-third of eligible patients participate in cardiac rehabilitation programs in Europe, the United States and Australia. This new study…suggests that telehealth can indeed provide an ‘innovative model’ by which access is increased and the ‘diverse nature of people and communities accommodated'” Healthcare IT News report.