Remote patient monitoring (RPM)
- With the help of Remote Patient Monitoring, a provider can keep track of a patient around the clock, gathering data on health, activity, diet and exercise, the environment, even social determinants, thus filling out a health record that would otherwise focus on the patient’s visits to the doctor or hospital. By creating a more complete record, the provider can gain a better understanding of a patient’s overall health and develop a care plan that more closely adheres to a patient’s life.
- A provider can also use the platform to push health and wellness advice, care management tips, and other resources to the patient, based on trends spotted in RPM data. A diabetic patient consistently showing high blood sugar levels, for instance, might be urged to exercise more or alter his or her diet – or change his or her daily insulin intake to bring those readings down.
- Remote Patient Monitoring has the potential to reduce chronic care costs and hospital readmissions and improve clinical outcomes by moving care out of the hospital or doctor’s office and into the home.
- Most of the programs with RPM focus on the collection of patient-generated health data from the home, through devices and mobile health platforms that connect to the primary care provider or care team. That data can either be collected and sent by the patient or gathered by connected devices and sent to the provider without the patient’s participation.
- Many of these patients have chronic illnesses that require continuous monitoring and the platform to strengthen the patient’s support system to prevent avoidable hospital admissions. From their home, the patient’s either use the device provided by their healthcare provider, or access services through a web browser via their personal computer, tablet, or phone.
- Using the personal health assistant, patients register their routine daily health and medication activities, personalized by their care provider. While executing their precise monitoring plan, patients receive real-time feedback and educational material. Health activities can include reviewing their vital signs, signs, and symptoms of deteriorating health, all of which are specific to the patient’s conditions. The result is an engagement and empowerment tool that optimizes a patient’s health. The solution also offers administration capabilities for the creation and modification of monitoring plans.
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