Here is what was said:
"Home telemonitoring of chronic diseases appears to
be a promising approach to patient management, says a team of Canadian scholars
who reviewed more than 65 telemonitoring studies in the United States and
"The 65 papers they examined included studies on
the home-based management of chronic pulmonary conditions, cardiac diseases,
diabetes, and hypertension. Each of the studies employed various information
technologies that were used to monitor patients at a distance.
"The study, entitled “Systematic Review of Home
Telemonitoring for Chronic Diseases: The Evidence Base,” appeared in the
May/June 2007 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics
We need more studies like this to generate interest in this area and to really help telemedicine become a "standard of care".