Telemonitoring programs have become a common disease management strategy, purported to improve outcomes of CHF patients. This large trial randomized CHF patients to telemonitoring or usual care and found no differences in mortality or hospitalizations / readmissions. Unfortunately this fails to prove the value of telemonitoring programs in CHF patients (abstract).
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.