Remote patient monitoring (RPM) uses dedicated technologies to monitor patients outside conventional clinical settings. Some places where a remote monitoring system might be deployed include retirement communities, assisted living facilities, and patients’ homes. A healthcare provider can use a remote healthcare monitoring system to observe and track patients’ vitals from a remote location and prescribe the appropriate diagnoses or treatments. RPM is highly beneficial for patients who can’t attend in-person consultations regularly, as it makes care accessible without raising costs.
OSP can develop remote patient monitoring solutions for clients to offer seamless connectivity between doctors and patients. We consider patient health the highest priority and ensure that our solutions transmit patient health vitals in real-time to physicians without interruptions or lag. We leverage the latest technologies and more than a decade of experience building cutting-edge solutions to ensure our RPM solutions deliver value to all stakeholders.
OSP is aware that a significant portion of the users of the remote health monitoring solutions it would develop are likely seniors who may not be proficient with technology. In light of this, we go to great lengths to ensure that our RPM solutions are highly interactive and easy to use with little training. We use the latest technologies to strike the perfect balance between functionality and navigability to ensure rapid deployment.
We prioritize patient outcomes above everything else, which is reflected in the design of our remote patient monitoring solutions. We know the benefits of value-driven care and engender the same in our solutions by facilitating seamless collaboration among physicians. We can develop a remote patient monitoring system that multiple providers can use simultaneously and collaborate on care to deliver better outcomes for patients.
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Some of the major considerations when investing in RPM include –
The data garnered from remote patient monitoring (RPM) devices needs to be actionable, and their formats must be compatible with existing health information systems.
This is one of the most important factors to consider. The RPM solution must integrate with the EHR platform for storing patients’ medical data.
This is important because RPM requires that the patients be able to use the technology and record their vitals for sharing with the providers.
The devices for RPM need to align with the medical services that your organization offers. Moreover, the data format of that device also needs to be compatible with the RPM solution in use.
When implementing an RPM solution, healthcare organizations need to follow certain guidelines. These include –
The organization needs to finalize the type of RPM services it offers. Based on this, it should then decide on the devices its patients will be prescribed and develop the services around them.
The RPM devices and the solution must be simple since patients using them might not be familiar with the technology. The platform needs to be usable for the patients for the RPM program to be effective.
The choice of devices depends on the type of health services provided. For example, a cardiologist would recommend heart rate monitors and ECG monitors. Larger organizations offering broader services can select the devices accordingly.
It is important to train the staff about using the RPM platform so that they may train the patients on using the RPM devices. Moreover, it will be common for some patients to struggle with technology, so supporting processes need to be finalized.
The point of RPM is to be able to treat patients effectively. So, the clinical outcomes of those patients matter when running RPM programs at hospitals and clinics. Feedback and surveys from patients can help providers know if their RPM services were effective. If not, then a detailed analysis should reveal the places that need improvement.
Organizations need to take the following measures to ensure reimbursement for remote patient monitoring (RPM) services –
Hospitals need to follow certain steps to integrate RPM programs into their existing systems –
Remote patient monitoring programs need care plans devised according to each patient’s needs. People with chronic conditions also need special attention when initiating an RPM plan.
This is an important consideration since only some RPM solutions suit your organization’s current services. Its features must be able to match and complement the actual medical services. Moreover, the RPM technology selected must also be interoperable with existing health information systems.
The total cost of the platform, coupled with the devices, should be within a fair budget, making RPM services more accessible to patients without affecting the organization’s revenues.
The RPM solution needs to be secure and ensure the privacy and confidentiality of sensitive data. Moreover, the software platform itself needs to be compliant with regulations.
Yes, remote patient monitoring can be used for post-surgical care and recovery monitoring. Patients who have undergone extensive surgeries would need constant monitoring of their vitals and strict adherence to medications. An RPM program will enable this clinical observation without requiring as many in-person clinical visits.
So, a patient who has undergone heart surgery can measure his heart rate, ECG, and other parameters with RPM devices and share them in real time with his provider. This allows the provider to have real-time continuous medical data on his patient and guide the post-surgical care and recovery accordingly.
Remote patient monitoring allows doctors to monitor patients continuously outside clinical settings. This is possible by sharing patients’ vital signs using wireless medical devices. As a result, patients can only sometimes come over for in-person visits. Moreover, one provider can manage the care of multiple patients remotely.
The ability to share medical data in real time continuously encourages people to be more involved in their care. This boosts patient engagement and goes on to result in better outcomes for patients in the long run.
Yes, remote patient monitoring can be integrated with electronic health record systems. This is done using specialized software called Application Programming Interface (API). This bridging solution lets two or more platforms communicate and exchange data seamlessly.
Remote patient monitoring has many benefits when it comes to medical care. Some of them include the following –
Some of the most commonly used devices for remote patient monitoring include –
There are two broad categories of patient monitoring systems –
Bedside Patient Monitoring System
As the name suggests, bedside patient monitoring systems are used to monitor admitted patients. They are mounted by the bed of the patients and monitor health vitals continuously for as long as the doctors deem necessary.
Remote Patient Monitoring Systems
This patient monitoring system monitors patient health outside the hospital or clinical environments. They are usually used at the patients’ houses or assisted living facilities. This is usually used when there is no emergency or immediate medical danger to the patient health.
An electrocardiogram (ECG) is the most commonly used patient health monitoring device for people with heart problems. In addition, a blood pressure cuff, pulse oximeter, and thermometer are commonly used to monitor a patient’s general health signs. In addition, other devices might be used per the physician’s direction.