Discharged heart failure patients report better quality of life with remote monitoring

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Remote patient monitoring does not reduce readmissions or mortality for older adults discharged home after inpatient treatment for heart failure, but recipients report better quality of life, according to results from a randomized clinical trial published online this week by JAMA Internal Medicine. About... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: readmissions, Telehealth, telemedicine

FDA finalizes guidance on medical device data systems

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The Food and Drug Administration Friday issued final guidance on medical device data systems. The guidance confirms the agency’s intention not to enforce regulations for technologies that receive, transmit, store or display data from medical devices unless they involve active patient monitoring or require... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: patient safety, regulation, telemedicine

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