Why not attach a telemonitoring service to statin medication?

Is this the best proof that telemonitoring should be used in most chronic disease (medication) treatments? We think so! Lifetime statin provision is effective if it’s attached to a telemonitoring service, like a home weight scale and a patient portal that guides the person through his/her actual condition. This only costs a few dollars/euro’s extra per month, but it brings so much added value. Why is the healthcare community not acting?

Author: Rene Stenvert @ Vitaphone Netherlands

Bron: Medscape

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One thought on “Why not attach a telemonitoring service to statin medication?

  1. Adherence to a medication regime is a complicated problem. Knowing if the patient swallowed the pill is part of the picture. It would be helpful to know that piece, but that does not necessarily translate into why the patient did or did not take their medication. Understanding and getting patients to engage with self-care aspects of a chronic illness I believe is key to successfully managing chronic illness.

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