CSSS du Grand Littoral implemented remote intelligent clinical monitoring (RICM) for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD). Using equipment installed in their home, people registered for this service send daily clinical data to a team of nurses and respiratory therapists to be monitored at the Centre local de services communautaires (CLSC). Based on innovations in telehealth, RICM incorporates elements of teaching and monitoring that enhance patient autonomy and optimize clinical expertise. A bank of related clinical protocols is accessible (diabetes, heart failure, etc.) for questioning clients about their general health and factoring in co-morbidities. An independent research project has demonstrated a 44 per cent decline in hospitalization and a 23 per cent decline in emergency consultations. Significant statistical data indicates client empowerment for self-managing their chronic disease.

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