Telemonitoring is remotely collecting and sending patient data to be interpreted and used in a person’s ongoing health care. It means the patient can stay in their home and still have contact with the team providing their care. The data collected is usually related to physiology, like blood pressure, but it can also be self-reported symptoms, or activity levels. Alarm systems, fall detection, adherence to treatment, and environmental monitoring are also forms of telemonitoring. Collecting and sending the data in real time is referred to as telemetry.