I hear this nice voice saying “It’s time to take your vitals” says Wand Oruno.
Oruno is just one of 90 patients from the Visitors Nurses Association that is taking advantage of the new TeleHealth service.
“Oh that’s wonderful. I’m glad to hear there’s that many but there probably should be a lot more,” says VNA Patient Wanda Oruno. “I swear it’s saved her life; many many times,” says Wanda’s Husband John Oruno.
This new service can monitor Wanda’s vital signs at home -by nurses who do it without ever leaving their office. For patients like Oruno, that battle diabetes and kidney failure this new system is saving check ups to the hospital.
“The telehealth system has literally kept me out of the hospital a few times,” says Oruno. “It cost a lot more to go to the hospital than to get a phone call from David. I don’t even know how you can put a dollar price on that,” says John Oruno.
Oruno got her monitor a year ago and says it’s very tech friendly for the elderly. All she does is use her Galaxy Tab to check her blood pressure then it automatically transfers to the nurse’s office.
“Hey its DAvid from the visiting nurses. And their like, what’s wrong, I thought my numbers were okay. You’re numbers are great, you’ve just done a great job and I want to congratulate on that,” says VNA Nurse David Taylor.
All 91 units were donated. OSF and Swedes also use the same home service.