Penn remote monitoring program receives $4.8 million from CMS

Improved patient medication adherence is the goal of a remote monitoring program being run by the University of Pennsylvania Health System and funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, MedCity News reports. The program will use telemonitoring tools to track myocardial infarction patients in Philadelphia and New Jersey after the patients are released from the hospital. The program could save $2.7 million in healthcare costs, according to the article. CMS is giving the health system $4.8 million to run the program. Article

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