Service helps patients self-manage their health

Island Health’s Home Health Monitoring service supports patients to self-manage heart health.

  • Mar. 17, 2016 1:00 p.m.

Island Health’s Home Health Monitoring service supports patients to self-manage heart health.

Close to 300 South and Central Vancouver Island residents have used the free service that helps detect problems early, enhances quality of life, improves health outcomes and reduces hospital admissions.

“Home Health Monitoring gives patients the confidence they need to self-manage their health from their own homes,” said Island Health Telehealth Specialist Lisa Saffarek.

“It enables us to be more proactive in detecting changes in a patient’s condition. We can work with the patient and the care team to prevent urgent visits to physician offices or the emergency department.”

Saffarek said of the patients who have made use of the service, 100 per cent would recommend it to others. The overall satisfaction rate is 98 per cent. “What this program is really about is the connection that is built between the patient and the Home Health Monitoring nurse,” she said.


Oak Bay patients interested in the free service can call the local Home Health Monitoring office at 250-388-2273 or discuss with their nurse while in hospital, or their physician or nurse practitioner.



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