Telehealth heart failure readmissions reduced to 3%: NJ home care study

This surprisingly low number for heart failure readmissions was featured in a article on home care using telehealth services–broadly defined as phone, web and remote patient monitoring.  In a study of 284 heart failure patients from 2009-2010, the Visiting Nurse Association of Central NJ (VNACJ) and Monmouth Medical Center found only 11.9% rehospitalized for ‘same cause’ in 2009–which was reduced to a scant 3.17%  this year, January – September.