Remote patient monitoring is an upgrade to conventional telehealth solutions and is an all-encompassing program that covers every aspect of patient-physician engagement, helping patients receive high-caliber treatment remotely. RPM has changed the face of the healthcare industry for good and made high-quality medical care more accessible than ever. Latest technologies facilitate complex tasks and bring the highest levels of effectiveness, efficiency and precision in complicated operations. The same is the case with the healthcare industry, where RPM leverages the latest technologies to deliver data-driven medical services in a convenient manner for all stakeholders. RPM enables seamless virtual patient consultations helping patients seek medical attention regardless of the barriers of time and place. Furthermore, it also aids in continuous medical assessment between consultations by enabling patients to furnish their healthcare data to their physicians virtually. In this article, we will explore the salient benefits of remote patient monitoring and also look at how Health Wealth Safe is revolutionizing the RPM landscape.
Patients can get disengaged from their doctors and the treatment advised by them in a short time after they step out of the clinic. The same can happen with physicians as they host numerous patients every day and it’s easy to disengage with a patient as soon as they leave and another one enters their clinic. RPM serves a crucial role in keeping patients and physicians engaged with each other throughout the treatment duration, ensuring positive patient outcomes. Patients enrolled in an RPM program are required to record their healthcare data regularly on digital RPM devices which is then transmitted electronically to their doctors. This way, patients are constantly recording their vitals leaving no room for disengagement. As far as physicians are concerned, they are kept engaged by frequently evaluating the data provided by patients and accordingly recommending treatments and medications.
As mentioned earlier, an RPM program requires its enrollees to regularly record vitals like blood sugar levels, blood pressure, weight, etc. This data is then transmitted electronically to healthcare providers helping them make information-driven treatment decisions. Such a data-oriented approach eliminates any chances of discrepancies between the condition of the patient and the treatment advised. Furthermore, owing to the readily available patient data, physicians can predict complications and intervene to prevent hospitalization and ER visits.
As soon as patients start actively participating in their own health and wellbeing, their recovery is boosted. If enrolled in an RPM program, patients can receive regular updates, recommendations and guidelines from their physicians helping them self-administer medicines and make important lifestyle changes increasing their chances of recovery. Additionally, a major reason why complications arise is non-adherence to treatment regimes. Noncompliance to care plans can result from patients failing to understand the treatment and/or dosage advised. Patients also usually forget to take their medications. All these problems are eliminated in RPM programs with patients regularly receiving updates from their physicians as well as reminders to take their medication. If unsure about something in their care plan, patients can conveniently reach out to their physicians for advice and get all their doubts cleared. When patients diligently adhere to their treatment regimes, they start noticing definite progress.
RPM is highly cost-effective. Since every activity in an RPM program is backed by data, no discrepancies occur in treatment delivery which is the major reason for undue expenses. Patients can be assured that their money is being used legitimately by having every major and minor update in their care plan easily accessible to them from an RPM app or software like Health Wealth Safe. Furthermore, healthcare providers can use an RPM program to ensure that they utilize their resources effectively and efficiently. Care providers and physicians can determine how much time they should lend to each patient by analyzing their healthcare data, enabling them to optimize their schedules and enhance usefulness.
Chronic conditions account for a significant chunk of healthcare expenditure in the US every year. Since chronic conditions require constant medical attention, the costs to manage chronically ill patients will inevitably be high. By monitoring chronically ill patients regularly through RPM capabilities, complications and aggravations can be averted in time, preventing expensive clinic and ER visits, hospitalizations and rehospitalizations. For delivering exclusive care to chronically ill patients, chronic care management (CCM), a branch of RPM, has emerged. CCM programs are tailored to serve patients suffering from chronic conditions and use advanced technologies like machine learning, AI and computer vision to monitor patients and evaluate their healthcare data more extensively. Physicians and care providers can remotely monitor such patients and detect suspicious activities implying a possible accident and intervene to prevent or instantly reverse any damage.
By having a constant stream of patient data at their disposal, clinical staff can work productively to deliver adequate care and attention to each patient. Care providers and physicians can tap into a comprehensive record of patients to ensure each one of them is attended to and updated regarding their treatment on a regular basis. Physician burnout is a common problem in the healthcare industry. RPM can help fight this problem by enabling care providers and doctors to deliver medical attention to patients from the comforts of their homes without having to dedicate long hours to physical patient consultations.
If you are a medical practice wanting to integrate an RPM program into your existing system, consult Health Wealth Safe (HWS) today. HWS is a leading RPM and CCM solutions provider and offers a cutting-edge software program that helps facilitate RPM implementation and operation for practices. HWS has recently developed a unique product namely ‘Health/Medical Records Bank.’ It’s a breakthrough solution that will enable anyone to record, track and manage their healthcare data from a mobile device. You can easily record, store and manage your health readings by adding health recording devices and solutions like iHealth Kit directly to the app. You can set fitness and health-related goals that you can conveniently refer to anytime. The data stored in the bank can also be transmitted directly to your doctors, family members or anyone you choose. Your healthcare data will stay safe in the bank for years, unlike in the systems of most providers who dispose of medical records after 7-10 years.