LeadingAge CAST updates telehealth selection tool

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The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies has updated its telehealth and remote patient monitoring selection tool with five new telehealth products/vendors and two new case studies that show how telehealth:

  • Reduced blood pressure through a multi-user telehealth, gamification and engagement platform.
  • Helped people manage their conditions and improved outcomes.

CAST's telehealth and RPM selection tool is designed to help provider organizations identify and select the telehealth system that best fits their needs. Users can pick the basic requirements they need in a telehealth or RPM system from a set of 12 major categories of functionalities and get a list of only products that meet those requirements.

“The telehealth and RPM selection tool is updated every year so that it continues to be relevant and useful to those interested in telehealth,” said CAST Executive Director Majd Alwan, Ph.D. “In addition to LTPAC providers, other consumers, such as caregivers and older adults, can use this as a resource to help them understand telehealth technologies.”

The updated telehealth selection portfolio includes these components:

  • An enhanced product selection matrix and online selection tool that compares 20 different products to help providers better understand the functionalities offered by commercially available telehealth/RPM vendors. The product selection matrix is published in Excel format to allow providers to sort and delete products and to perform side-by-side functionality comparisons of only products of interest to them.
  • A white paper, “Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring for Long-Term and Post-Acute Care: A Primer and Provider Selection Guide,” that is designed to help organizations understand the range of issues surrounding telehealth. The white paper also outlines technology solutions available in the marketplace, as well as their uses and benefits.
  • An interactive guide that gives a quick overview of telehealth, the white paper and the planning and selection process.

Two new case studies that join existing examples showing how telehealth protocols improved efficiencies in LTPAC organizations.

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