Home and mobile health monitoring supports patients to digitally receive or capture information on their condition. If required, physiological and symptom information can be relayed from the home/community setting for clinical review and remote monitoring by health and care staff.
The main goal of home-based health monitoring is to support people with long-term health conditions to manage their own health and care. It supports self management and fundamentally changes the relationship between patient and the care system as patients takes more control over their own health and wellbeing. It supports improved clinical outcomes and access to care while reducing complications, hospitalisations and clinic or emergency department visits.
A number of services across Scotland now offer home based health monitoring, particularly for people with COPD, heart failure and diabetes.
Report on the Mobile and Home health Monitoring Baseline Survey
The Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare conducted a survey to establish a baseline of Home Health Monitoring activity across Scotland.
The survey helped:
Insights from this activity have been used to inform the development and expansion of Home Health Monitoring services via the Scottish Government’s Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Programme.