UPMC and Geisinger Health Plan are employing innovative approaches such as “remote monitoring” to keep people out of the hospital. The program is designed to create a less stressful care environment by allowing patients to stay in their own home and aims to reduce trips to the ER. Plans have found the plan successful: Geisinger Health Plan found a 23 percent lower hospitalization rate in heart failure patients using remote monitoring – and savings of about $216 per heart failure patient per month between 2008 and 2012.
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