April 30, 2021

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Overview & Benefits

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) programs (a subcategory of homecare telehealth), retrieve patient health status and data readings from automated personal devices a patient has or wears at home (e.g.heart or glucose monitor).

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Overview & Benefits

Common physiological data that can be collected with RPM programs include vital signs, weight, blood pressure and heart rate. Data is transferred directly back to providers which allows the care team to track data quickly and efficiently.  Seamless RPM programs and services engage patients, improve health outcomes and deliver a consistent revenue stream to providers.

RPM is frequently used to help patients that require chronic, post-discharge or senior care. By connecting high-risk patients with remote monitoring, it can notify healthcare organizations of potential health issues or keep track of patient data between visits.The goal of RPM technology is to reduce costs, provide proactive care and allow patients to go on with their normal activity while tracking health outcomes.

A growing area of care, RPM programs indicate a trending shift from expensive healthcare innovations to enhanced productivity solutions, which make way for improved outcomes and costs.

Benefits of RPM

RPMs allow providers to track and manage a patient’s health status via regular, automatic feedback and updates through patient devices. Access to this data helps manage health status and track problems and emergencies in a timely way.  RPMs offer a constant, automated feedback loop for accurate, efficient, up-to-date patient monitoring.

RPM programs yield huge clinical benefits. Consistent monitoring of patients chronic health conditions - with immediate, real time data -  leads to quick intervention if necessary.  This brings up the quality of care, and keeps emergency and other costs down.

- Enhances quality of care

- Improves clinical effectiveness and efficiency

- Reduces healthcare costs

Some of the other benefits of an RPM program include:

- Maximizing patient engagement

- patient education and training required with RPM devices, increase patient engagement and buy-in

- Improving patient satisfaction and peace of mind

- Improving health outcomes

- Monitoring of health trends

- Creating new revenue streams

- Creating seamless support for patient and provider

About Medsien

Medsien is the leading provider of scalable remote care management for a quality patient experience. Hundreds of organizations trust Medsien’s unparalleled technology solutions to implement exceptional remote care management programs, personalize every interaction, and improve the lives of the people who need it most. Based in San Francisco and venture-backed by top-tier investors, Medsien was founded to reimagine remote care management. Visit medsien.com for more information.


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