OTN | Services | Telehomecare

By: Otn  09-12-2011
Keywords: health care, Health Care Professionals

OTN | Services | Telehomecare

OTN’s Telehomecare program uses sophisticated and easy-to-use equipment to link patients with health care professionals.  The program empowers patients to self-manage their chronic illnesses thereby reducing  hospital and emergency room visits.

OTN recently completed a successful trial of the Program involving more than 800 patients with one of two chronic diseases - Congestive Heart Failure or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder.

Working with select Family Health Teams in the trial, OTN effectively demonstrated significant results*:

  • 65% reduction in the average number of hospital admissions;
  • 72% reduction in the average number of Emergency Room visits; and
  • 95% reduction in the average number of walk-in clinic visits.

* Results of an independent evaluation by Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Based on this success, OTN will use the Telehomecare model to expand to other therapeutic areas.

Keywords: health care, Health Care Professionals

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