ATHS Corporate Member Article From Tunstall Health Care
John is 88 years of age and has chronic heart failure. Secondary problems associated with his condition include hypertension, breathlessness, fatigue and respiratory issues.
John was recommended by his clinician for the Heart Failure Service Royal Brisbane Womenâ€™s Hospital (RBWH) Health Services District telehealth trial (a research program of RBWH HFS and the University of Southern Queensland). His condition was becoming increasingly unstable and indicators such as his weight and blood pressure were often difficult to accurately monitor by phone.
A Tunstall telehealth solution was installed in Johnâ€™s home, including an RTX monitor, blood pressure monitor, pulse oximeter and weight scale.
Johnâ€™s clinicians found the daily telehealth interview helped to set a regular routine for John, encouraging him to be more consistent in monitoring his vital signs and symptoms each day.
By tracking Johnâ€™s weight and oxygen saturation levels; the icp triage manager software was able to track changes outside of Johnâ€™s set of safe parameters.
You can read Johnâ€™s full story here