Remote monitoring (RM) is a type of telehealth where health care is delivered to patients outside traditional settings by allowing health data to be exchanged between patients and health care providers using telecommunication technologies or stand-alone devices.
It has been noted that implementation of RM technologies in Canada is not a question of if it will happen, but rather when and how it will happen. Jurisdictions are faced with the challenge of how best to implement RM programs for patients living in rural, remote, and urban settings.
CADTH will undertake an Optimal Use project of RM programs for the management of chronic heart failure, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, and cardiac rehabilitation for acute and chronic conditions. The purpose of the project is to assess the implementation of these RM programs including barriers and facilitators to success, perspectives and experiences of those participating in remote monitoring programs, and ethical considerations. Additional reviews of clinical effectiveness, safety, and economic considerations may also be conducted.