A pilot test of a remote monitoring program shows promise in reducing hospital readmissions among rural patients with congestive heart failure. The feasibility study demonstrates that mobile technology may be an effective strategy for improving health care delivery in rural regions, and health outcomes among underserve populations.
The full text of the study, led by Dr. William Riley of the National Cancer Institute, may be accessed at: http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1089/tmj.2014.0093.
A. Susana Ramirez
Assistant Professor of Public Health Communication