Introduction

Asthma: Introduction

Asthma: Introduction

Asthma is estimated to affect 2.5 million Canadians, with prevalence slightly higher among females […]

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Introduction

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Introduction

Home telehealth for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) usually emphasizes remote monitoring. Patients send their providers regular health updates, including symptom reports and measurements of lung function […]

Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Failure: Introduction

Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Failure: Introduction

Home telehealth for patients with heart failure is generally used in the hope of improving clinical outcomes and reducing burden on the health care system.  The archetypical intervention is designed to enable ongoing patient monitoring: patients are equipped with home telehealth units, given a schedule for data transmission, and contacted by providers when deterioration is […]

Cardiovascular Disease, Coronary Artery Disease: Introduction

Cardiovascular Disease, Coronary Artery Disease: Introduction

The purpose of home telehealth for patients with coronary artery disease is usually primary or secondary prevention of myocardial infarction.  This is accomplished through lifestyle education and/pr ongoing monitoring for detection of critical events.  Technologies used in these interventions include home electrocardiography (ECG) equipment, devices for transmitting ECG readings, and home telehealth units with touch […]

Type 1 Diabetes: Introduction

Type 1 Diabetes: Introduction

Type 1 diabetes is estimated to affect roughly 300,000 individuals across Canada . Though often conflated with type 2 diabetes in public health surveys and casual discourse, its risk factors, etiology, and patient population are distinct from those of type 2 diabetes […]

Type 2 Diabetes: Introduction

Type 2 Diabetes: Introduction

Home telehealth has been used extensively in the management of type 2 diabetes. Most interventions are designed to enable remote monitoring through the transmission of blood glucose values from patient to provider […]

Renal Disease: Introduction

Renal Disease: Introduction

The application of home telehealth to the management of renal disease is a relatively recent development. It may be used for educational purposes, including the training of patients beginning home dialysis, or for remotely monitoring patients’ clinical status […]

Stroke: Introduction

Stroke: Introduction

Stroke is one of the three top causes of death in Canada.[1] Adults are afflicted by 3 distinct types: ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, and transient ischemic attack […]