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Marshfield Clinic launches tablet-based telehealth program

February 21, 2019 / Nathan Eddy

Marshfield Clinic has introduced a tablet-based telehealth program in partnership with software specialist Health Recovery Solutions. It's geared to patients enrolled in Marshfield’s Heart Failure Improvement Clinic, according to the Wisconsin health system. The service enrolls approximately 1,500 patients with congestive heart failure, and Marshfield will select patients who have experienced an exacerbation requiring IV diuretics to participate in the first stages of the telehealth program. The tablets pair with disease specific Bluetooth biometric devices, allowing patients to take their blood pressure, weight and heart rate. All vital signs are then automatically transmitted to the tablet and electronically delivered to the patient's nurse.