Clinical Trial: VISN 23 COPD Case Management Using Home Telehealth Equipment

December 11, 2009

This continuing medical education activity is sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs and focuses on COPD.

This clinical trial explores how the use of a home monitoring system can impact disease management in COPD patients.

VISN 23 COPD Case Management Using Home Telehealth Equipment

Study Type: Interventional

Age/Gender Requirements: Not Listed (male/female)

Sponsor: Department of Veterans Affairs

Purpose: “Patients who have been admitted to the hospital, or who have frequent urgent care visits, who also suffer from COPD exacerbations will be given a home monitoring system. Daily, the patient will respond to a series of questions. The results of the question answers will be remotely monitored by a nurse case manager. The objective is to measure compliance, resource use, and the ability for early recognition of an exacerbation of their COPD, and early implementation of therapy.”