Sonora, CA — Sonora Regional Medical Center has introduced a series of state of the art telemedicine devices that will allow Community Home Care patients to be monitored while in the comfort of their own homes.
Under the program patients who may be at risk of being rehospitalized will be equipped with the Viterion 100 TeleHealth Monitor to track any significant changes in their vital signs including blood pressure, blood oxygen, temperature, weight and blood sugar. If vital signs change a Home Care staff member is immediately notified.
The national average for rehospitalization is between 18-20 percent. The Sonora Regional Medical Center figure for Community Home Care patients stands at 13 percent.
Written by Bill Johnson