What is remote physiologic monitoring?
Remote physiologic monitoring (RPM) technology comes in various devices that monitor glucose levels, Blood pressure, Weight, sleep patterns, heart rate, vital signs, and many other types of patient data. RPM allows patients to be involved in their own care by giving them access to their health data in real time.
How does remote patient monitoring work?
Remote patient monitoring (RPM) uses digital technologies to collect medical and other forms of health data from individuals in one location and electronically transmit that information securely to health care providers in a different location for assessment and recommendations.
What are remote monitoring devices?
Remote or wearable patient monitoring devices include (1) non-invasive remote monitoring devices that measure or detect common physiological parameters and, (2) non-invasive monitoring devices that wirelessly transmit patient information to their health care provider or other monitoring entity
What are the benefits of remote patient monitoring?
- Improved Chronic Condition Management. ...
- Reduced Emergent Situations and Readmissions. ...
- Reduced Burden on Healthcare Systems. ...
- Improved Patient Outcomes. ...
- Better Quality of Care. ...
- Increased Education. ...
- Increased Patient Accountability.
Does Medicare/Medicare Advantage plans/ Medicaid pay for remote patient monitoring?
Remote patient monitoring is payable by Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans. 23 state Medicaid programs (as of June 2020, according to the Center for Connected Health Policy). In addition, numerous commercial payers cover remote patient monitoring within their telehealth coverage policies.
How does the Remote patient monitoring help the physicians?
- Adjust medication dosing or treatment regularly to improve outcomes
- Automate and respond to alerts while identifying worrisome trends or readings
- Minimize associated hospitalizations by performing timely interventions as soon as message alerts indicate a problem
- Monitor a patient’s progress and adherence to the treatment program
- Prioritize attention and resources on patients that need more support
- Provide a holistic and comprehensive outlook of an individual’s health
- Reduce manual data collection and data entry, providing more for data analysis to improve clinical decisions
- Understand a patient’s biometrics relative to lifestyle behavior and prescriptions