RPM & Palliative Care Improves Patient Outcomes

Topic: Leveraging Technology


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KR is a 57 year old patient with high Emergency Room (ER) and hospital utilization preceding her admission to homecare.  KR was started on a Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) program, with a home health case manager. With RPM KR’s vital signs were monitored 3 x daily by a nurse, and KR was able to see her vital sign trend with relation to her diet and activity.  1 month post implementation her ER and hospital utilization had decreased, but she continued requiring twice daily nursing visits.  KR then began the home based palliative care program.  The palliative care case manager was able to work with KR to identify her goals and understand her barriers to compliance.  The case manager was able to personalize and target the education KR received.  With this partnership, KR understood the education and her compliance with medications and diet improved.  Within 1 month the nursing visits were decreased to daily with one hospitalization due to acute renal failure, and no ER visits.  Within 3 months nursing visits were decreased to three times weekly with one hospitalization due to acute myocardial infarction.


  • Kimberly A. Lane, MSN
  • Hospice Nurse Administrator
  • Intermountain Homecare and Hospice
  • 11520 S Redwood Rd
  • South Jordan, UT 84095
  • (385) 887-6782


  • A. J. Gilbert
  • E. L. Shadbolt
  • K. A. Lane
  • L.A. Musgrave

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