Some chronic conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure, diabetes and hypertension, need regular assessments to make sure you are on track and making progress with your treatment. Through remote patient monitoring, Johns Hopkins Home Care Group can assess your health remotely while you are in your home.
If you are a Johns Hopkins Medicine patient living in Maryland, you may be able to benefit from remote patient monitoring.
Remote Patient Monitoring Services We Offer
Remote patient monitoring uses equipment and technology in your home to send information about your health to clinicians on our team. While in the program, you will have routine monitoring of vital signs and symptoms. You will also receive education about your disease on a regular basis. We engage with you and your provider to help when issues with your health arise.
Remote patient monitoring may be helpful to you if you are a Johns Hopkins Medicine patient and have one of these chronic conditions:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
Types of equipment we provide include:
- Blood pressure monitor
- Glucose monitor
- Heart rate monitor
- Pulse oximeter
You do not need to have internet access to use our equipment. Each device has its own network connection to send the information back to your care team. We provide training on how to use each device, and will make sure you know what to do.
Why Choose Johns Hopkins Home Care Group for Remote Patient Monitoring?
Our team’s focus is on using remote monitoring to improve your quality of life. Highlights of our program include:
Experience and expertise
Johns Hopkins Home Care Group has used remote monitoring technology for more than a decade — much longer than most other health care providers. Our team of clinicians specializes in remote monitoring, and can help you best manage your condition.
We are an extension of your health care team, and work closely with all areas of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Your results are transferred to your electronic medical record, so your doctors and care team can see your progress.
Johns Hopkins Home Care Group has received accreditation from the Joint Commission, an organization whose recognition shows that our dedication to patient care meets or exceeds national standards for safety and quality. See our ratings for quality of patient care at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Remote Patient Monitoring: What to Expect
Our goal is to provide the best experience possible when you use remote monitoring. After we receive a referral from your Johns Hopkins Medicine provider, here is what to expect:
- Initial assessment: We verify your details with your provider and contact you to review our program and services to make sure remote patient monitoring is right for you. We work to find equipment that you are comfortable with and best meets your needs.
- Equipment delivery: We deliver the equipment in person if possible, or have it shipped to you. If you have existing equipment you are already comfortable with, we will work with you so you can continue to use it.
- Training and ongoing education: We provide education to you and your family to show you how to use the equipment. We also help you learn how to best manage your condition, developing strategies to help you stay home and out of the hospital, if possible.
- Daily monitoring and condition management: At regular times, you check in using the equipment or app we provide or by using your phone. Our clinicians assess your results. If needed, we will contact you and your provider to help you manage your condition. Our patients generally use remote monitoring for at least 30 days.
How to Get Started with Remote Patient Monitoring
You may qualify for remote monitoring and can be referred to us after an inpatient admission at one of our Johns Hopkins hospitals. Once we receive a referral, our team will contact you to discuss next steps.
If you or a loved one has been recently discharged from a Johns Hopkins hospital and believe you may qualify for this program, please contact us to learn more.