HomeMD Housecall Services’ suite of remote patient monitoring devices include cellular-connected blood pressure cuffs, weight scales, and glucometer devices.
Remote patient monitoring (RPM) uses digital technologies to collect medical data from individuals in one location and electronically transmit that information securely to health care providers in a different location for assessment and recommendations. This service allows our providers to track healthcare data in real time for our patients, reducing readmission rates and keeping patients healthier for longer . . . best of all, our RPM monitoring services along with the devices themselves are covered by Medicare!
Facilitated access to medical care
A regular visit to the doctor for a routine check-up can be rather a quest for many people: the elderly, people with disabilities, patients from rural areas, post-surgical patients. Remote patient monitoring technology allows getting the necessary medical services without visiting care facilities, reducing the number of routine check-ups, and freeing up the time for doctors to help patients who need their personal presence. An RPM solution provides e-visit functionality with the help of wireless medical devices, chatbots, and wearable biosensors to examine patients outside of clinical settings.
Early symptom detection
With an RPM solution, healthcare providers continuously receive real-time patient health data. The solution monitors physiological parameters and provides relevant information about the disease or injury progression. This information can help you tune the treatment process, prevent possible epiphenomena, and avoid emergencies in chronic care management. For example, you can control a patient’s response to prescribed medication and timely change the treatment plan if needed. Moreover, early symptom detection with RPM can help reduce emergency room utilization and readmission rate. Thus, using remote patient monitoring technology, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center reduced hospital readmissions by 76%.
Increased patient engagement and satisfaction
With remote monitoring, patients feel confident in their successful recovery even outside of clinical settings as they understand that their health conditions are monitored 24/7. Also, patients can actively take part in the treatment process by using notifications related to the course of their treatment plan. In fact, recent studies prove that RPM software can increase patient satisfaction rates. For example, 25% of surveyed healthcare organizations noted improvement in patient satisfaction rates after deployment of remote patient monitoring technology.