Reduce Readmissions by Activating Patients to Do 'Self-Care'
Another nice touch: Patients get a FitBit bracelet that electronically tracks their movements. So, if someone is up and walking, or not, care staff will know.
At the moment, the iPad and the data it holds can't leave the hospital—HIPPA and security concerns won't allow it. And it's specific to cardiac surgery only.
But the low-tech PAM survey looks beyond the hospital doors and is not specific to any diagnosis. Both have their benefits and together they represent a growing recognition that self-care plays an important role in quality of care.
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