The Importance of Patient Engagement in A Successful Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Program
RPM programs continuously track patients’ important vitals using cellular-connected devices and keep providers informed of important changes and trends in patient health. A successful RPM program, however, must go beyond simply having the devices to monitor patients’ health status and data. Robust patient engagement is needed to drive successful use of RPM programs, and increase patient satisfaction. Medical practices and providers often think they have the structure in place to easily start new patient monitoring and support programs, like RPM. In reality having a comprehensive and successful Remote Patient Monitoring program (or other patient support programs like CCM), requires sophisticated software and sufficient, scalable staffing to educate and engage patients. Medsien staff’s engagement, continuous education, outreach, and support – along with well-designed and integrated systems – are the important distinctions of not only having an RPM program but also engaging patients to be impactful in their health by keeping everything on track, which yields successful and long-lasting programs.
At Medsien, dedicated staff initiates the relationship with outreach to patients at the onset – getting consent and enrolling eligible patients. Patients eligible for RPM are often very ill from chronic conditions and are usually just post-hospitalization. Medsien ensures device connectivity, and completes all device set up prior to shipping the “ready to go” devices to patients’ homes. This eliminates connectivity concerns and demands (like wifi and set up), and removes time-consuming device registration and set up for patients or their caregivers. Upon receipt of the device, patients/caregivers are ready to go. Our systems are designed so ongoing supply needs are automatically sent directly to patients, based on their usage, on a regular schedule.
In addition to that, Medsien staff contact patients to ensure their comfort and readiness to use the device. Our staff triage any questions or problems and ensure they are not only technologically ready but also, educated and comfortable with utilization. Greater engagement, relationship building, and support yields higher utilization and fewer errors – which in turn support greater patient satisfaction, better data, and better outcomes. Medsien’s dedicated Medical Assistants are available to help – either by phone or by an optional mobile app that allows patients to review their data and upcoming orders, and to communicate with providers and the practice staff effectively.
Without these important engagement strategies and support, adopting RPM programs can be much more challenging for patients and providers. For RPM programs lacking these key approaches, seamless adoption is often much harder, yields less data, less revenue – and is generally less impactful when these important engagement strategies are not at play.
Successful Patient Engagement Process From Start to Finish
Seamless RPM programs and services engage patients, improve health outcomes and deliver a consistent revenue stream to providers. Patients utilizing RPM are often higher-risk patients. RPM programs provide an efficient platform that allows easy monitoring of device reporting, and access to data helps manage patient’s health and monitor trends.
Medsien makes it easy for patients to participate in RPM programs. We anticipate and therefore eliminate problems associated with getting patients up and running in RPM and other patient management programs like CCM. Our success lies in our anticipation of potential barriers, which we integrate with software and processes, and then incorporate engagement, support, and solutions into how the program is designed. We create sophisticated software tools but also supply high-quality, scalable staffing that does outreach and personal engagement to develop relationships, trust, and further compliance and buy-in of patients.
Strong support, patient education, and designated services produce greater patient engagement, which in turn facilitate greater patient satisfaction, patient involvement, improved outcomes, and more revenue. Without a strong foundation for RPM, practices are left with fewer patients, less engagement, less data, and less revenue.
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About Medsien and RPM:
Medsien is a comprehensive clinical monitoring platform that partners with medical practices to rapidly implement successful remote care programs like Remote Patient Monitoring and Chronic Care Management, which allows providers to monitor patient’s important vitals remotely, understand trends, and generate a monthly recurring revenue stream. Medsien’s comprehensive solution removes barriers and simplifies implementation, adoption, and support of these programs – to ensure long-term success for practices and significant improvements to patients’ health. Using cellular-connected devices, an integrated software platform, and scalable staffing, we create the most comprehensive RPM solutions designed to maximize patient engagement.