How PatientMD Remote Patient Monitoring Can Improve the Quality of Care
Improve Patient Care using PatientMD Remote Patient Monitoring
Remote patient monitoring has made life easier for both healthcare providers and patients as they learn to manage chronic illnesses jointly.
Remote patient monitoring solutions enable patients to participate in their care and build relationships with their physicians. Sharing biometrics such as heart rate, blood pressure, cognitive function, blood glucose levels, and vitamin deficiencies used to necessitate regular office visits, which can be stressful, leading to increased cancellations, less compliance, and limited patient-provider communication.
How might remote patient monitoring improve the quality of care?
Here are four ways you may use remote patient monitoring to improve the quality of care provided by your team.
1. Enhance patient responsiveness by using remote patient monitoring solutions
When it comes to chronic disease management, time is of the essence. Remote and continuous patient monitoring allows healthcare providers to track medication adherence, activity levels, and vital signs such as heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen levels, and glucose levels in real-time. If their biometrics fall outside of the acceptable range, clinicians can quickly reply with the relevant patient care touchpoints. The majority of America's healthcare budget is spent on chronic diseases.
According to the CDC, 34 million Americans have diabetes, and another 88 million have pre-diabetes. Improving responsiveness can give patients more time to find a life-saving intervention.
2. Promote appropriate escalation by remotely monitoring patients.
Anxious patients may become overly responsive at times. Patients who escalate too quickly risk incurring costly bills that jeopardize their quality of life. Patient monitoring devices can help keep chronic disease management out of the ER and reduce stress.
Communication via mobile devices is much easier than scheduling and performing office visit exams. Remote patient monitoring allows your team to provide care in a more timely, efficient, and less exhausting manner.
3. Improve patient adherence to care plans through remote monitoring.
Medication is an essential component of many treatment regimens, but it can be difficult for healthcare professionals to know for certain that patients are following their prescriptions. RPM devices continuously collect biometric data, such as electrocardiograms and heart rates, as well as body posture and activity levels, and send it to a patient's smartphone and a remote patient monitoring platform.
Patients take a more active role in their care and participate in decision-making when they can collect their own data from wearables and other remote patient monitoring devices.
4. Back-end and tech support for your care team
Many healthcare systems want to integrate RPM systems but lack the bandwidth to handle all of the back-end administrative functions associated with connected medical devices. Many clinicians lack MedTech knowledge.
They shouldn't have to be. If your healthcare organization partners with a patient engagement platform provider, you will never have to deal with technical difficulties or equipment malfunctions.
Improve patient outcomes using remote monitoring systems
Remote patient monitoring solutions encourage patient engagement and satisfaction, which can result in improved health outcomes. Better patient outcomes lead to happier healthcare providers. Ready for a demo? Please click here.