CSIRO releases home monitoring report showing savings of $3b a year

The CSIRO has released its long-awaited report into home monitoring of chronic disease, which shows that a modest investment in home monitoring technology, allied to risk stratification tools and remote monitoring by telehealth nurses, could save the healthcare system up to $3 billion a year in avoidable admissions to hospital, reduced length of stay and fewer demands on primary care.

The report, Home Monitoring of Chronic Disease for Aged Care, is the result of a six-site study funded as part of the Department of Health's $20 million telehealth pilots program, which was originally set up to test the healthcare capabilities of the National Broadband Network (NBN).

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: Telehealth, CSIRO, Telemedcare, Branko Celler

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# Terry Hannan 2016-08-31 07:16
I have followed Branko Celler's work for many years. It has always been outstanding and well ahead of most other developments. His team's original work at the UNSW decades ago was demonstrating the benefits of home -based patient telemonitoring. I love this story giving recognition to his work.

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