Communications of the IIMA


This study was conducted to determine the usability and benefits of telehealth in the older adult population. Eighteen residents in an assisted living facility were selected to participate in a pilot to study the effects of telehealth monitoring. Participants were engaged weekly with a new feature or health benefit of the remote healthcare system monitoring their vital signs. Results of the study concluded that the participants were receptive to the technology and sought to continue monitoring their health and wellness. Moreover, the older adults were able to learn the technology in a few sessions of training.