Remote Patient Monitoring comes up with various key advantages, such as improving patients' quality of life, reducing healthcare costs, and improving patient satisfaction.
FREMONT, CA: The U.S. spends roughly $3.5 trillion on treating chronic and mental health conditions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They spend nearly 90 percent of their annual healthcare budget on this. Since chronic conditions are manageable and treatable, this number is staggering.
Using Remote patient monitoring (RPM), doctors can monitor patients' health outside their clinic or practice or in conjunction with a care management service. RPM relies on electronically transmitted patient data to assess and monitor patient’s vitals remotely.
RPM has numerous benefits. With RPM, healthcare organizations can prevent severe, costly health outcomes in patients while also improving their overall health.
RPM in healthcare has the following benefits:
With RPM, health specialists can get a better understanding of their patient's health: Patients might be reluctant to share their symptoms with the doctors, which can be dangerous for their health and frustrating for them. Frequently, the only data doctors have on their patients' conditions are those care teams take during a patient's visit to the clinic.
It can be dangerous and costly for patients with chronic conditions like diabetes, COPD, asthma, or heart disease.
In an RPM program, patient data is automatically uploaded into the electronic medical records system, giving healthcare specialists more data points to analyze before they enter their office. In two ways, this is helpful:
This will give healthcare specialists a more comprehensive picture of their health and management on a day-to-day basis.
In the clinical meeting, instead of talking about and gathering these vital data points, they can discuss solutions and plan their treatment.
Patients can better manage their health with remote monitoring: Educating and empowering patients to manage their chronic conditions is one of the most important benefits of RPM. Patients with RPM have constant access to concrete health data, making it easier for them to understand how their lifestyles may be impacting their health.
These RPM devices come with user-friendly software that allows them to view every data point so they can draw conclusions based on trends they see.
Visibility encourages patients to adopt healthier lifestyle habits, which in turn results in healthier outcomes, and healthier outcomes lead to fewer costly or potentially life-threatening conditions.
Patients who are educated and engaged in their health outcomes are also less likely to have issues when managing chronic conditions.