Scenario 1 Remote Chronic Disease Management (Hospital)

(image taken from The New Paper, 28 February 2011)

Remote Chronic Disease Management

Michael Wee, 75, was hospitalized at Hospital Medicare, due to severe cervical canal stenosis. He had undergone cervical laminectomy many months ago. Since then, he had minimal recovery with the improvements on his right hand. To free up beds for patient that truly required the full acute services and after discussing the issue with his family members, Hospital Medicare decided to offer him remote chronic disease management health services through the use of VandaCare. As a result, doctors would not have to delay surgery for those needing immediate care. And indirectly, remote disease monitoring was also a solution to mitigate the need for additional nurses or bed counts.

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