The Benefits and Future of Remote Patient Monitoring
As healthcare further shifts from a fee-for-service to a value-based care approach, care delivery is shifting from an in-clinic, episodic, reactive model of care to continuous and proactive, and a blend of in-clinic and remote. RPM is an effective way to ensure all patients are able to receive the quality, continuous care their condition requires.
There are several different types of telehealth approaches designed to help clinicians virtualize care. A video session with a patient is an important option for healthcare providers.
Simply put, RPM refers to the use of connected medical devices like glucometers, blood pressure cuffs, and scales to monitor how patients are doing outside of the times they are in the doctor's office. In "normal" times, RPM helps health systems meet quality metrics and prevent unnecessary ER visits and hospital admissions while ensuring better patient outcomes.
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