Honeywell HomMed is a home telemonitoring program that uses state-of-the art technology to monitor the health status of an individual at home.
The monitoring equipment is placed in the home to accurately measure a patient’s blood pressure, weight, pulse, and pulse oximetry (blood oxygen levels) daily. These readings are transmitted daily over the phone lines to a central monitoring station at the home health agency.
The monitor is also programmed to ask up to 10 specific questions customized to the patient’s particular condition. This information helps the nurse further understand the vital signs information that is received at the agency’s central station.
The results are closely monitored by a registered nurse. The nurse reviews the data and patients are called when appropriate. The home health nurse communicates with the patient’s physician as needed in addition to providing bi-weekly reports to the patient’s physician on the patient’s vital signs.
This system is available to all patients while receiving skilled services. Patients may elect to continue to use the service for a monthly service fee after discharge from skilled services.