Best Practice Guide: Telehealth for maternal health services

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Maternal health care is critical for the long-term health and success of parents and children. Health equity in maternal care has long been a struggle, especially for those in rural and underserved communities. Telehealth is one way to bridge those gaps. This guide will highlight the needs and procedures for a successful maternal telehealth program. […]

RPM 101: What Is Remote Patient Monitoring, Its Benefits, and Uses?

Remote patient monitoring programs, technologies, and protocols are becoming increasingly popular, backed by growing clinical evidence and a slew of non-clinical benefits. THE BASICS OF RPM RPM can be used to treat both chronic and acute conditions, enabling clinicians to keep tabs on patients in-between clinic visits or when in-person care is not possible. For […]

At-Home RPM Program for Hypertension Cuts “Uncontrolled” Rate in Half

Hypertension affects over 100 million Americans. Of those, approximately half are not controlled. WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, January 20, 2023 — A HRSA-funded in-home Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) program for a population of 524 FQHC patients with AHA Stage II Hypertension resulted in half of those becoming “controlled” within 10 weeks, with an average drop in systolic BP […]

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Has Arrived

Rythym published a report with some numbers that are very encouraging for our healthcare system and patients with chronic conditions. Here’s a link to the report: Executive Summary Remote patient monitoring (RPM)—the next big wave in healthcare—has arrived. This virtual care management approach, in which physicians remotely monitor patients’ vital signs such as heart […]

Johnson Memorial Health and BlueStar Seeking Qualified Patients to Receive Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)

Campaign to focus on patients with hypertension and other chronic conditions WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, December 22, 2022 — Johnson Memorial Health and BlueStar TeleHealth are looking for patients with hypertension or other chronic conditions who would benefit from receiving remote patient monitoring (RPM). RPM is technology that allows monitoring of patients outside a traditional clinic setting such […]

Hypertension RPM Program Has Led to Increased Blood Pressure Control and Fewer Emergency Department (ED) Visits

A pharmacist-led remote patient monitoring (RPM) program at Mount Sinai Health System, in New York City, that started during the COVID-19 pandemic for the management of hypertension has led to increased blood pressure control and fewer emergency department (ED) visits and inpatient admissions for hypertension-related concerns. Patients take blood pressure readings daily, which are sent directly […]

Who Will Care for Rural Older Adults? Measuring the Direct Care Workforce in Rural Areas

Photo by Kathy Henning [@] University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center’s Policy Brief This policy brief helps to make it clear that residents living in rural areas will find it increasingly more difficult to get health care as easily as their urban counterparts. The purpose of the research: Direct care workers are […]

Giving Tuesday: 5 Health Benefits of Giving

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Research suggests that there are both physical and mental health benefits for those who give During the holiday season, more people are inspired to give. This doesn’t just mean shopping or donating money to charitable organizations—giving can include volunteering, or participating in social campaigns. Research suggests that there are both physical and mental health benefits of […]

Remote Patient Monitoring: It’s Easier Than You Think

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An interesting article in Physician’s Weekly states that RPM is the cresting wave of the future—a win win-win for clinicians, payors, and patients likely to become as essential to healthcare as mobile phones are to modern life. A2021 survey of hospitals and clinics found that 20% and 23%, respectively, had either already adopted remote patient […]

Health Worker Burnout

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Why health worker burnout matters The realities of our health care system are driving many health workers to burnout. They are at an increased risk for mental health challenges and choosing to leave the health workforce early. They work in distressing environments that strain their physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. This will make it harder […]

Maternal Health Outcomes Worsened During the Pandemic

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Hundreds of women in the U.S. die each year from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. Pregnant women with COVID-19 are more likely to experience complications. The GAO analyzed CDC data and found: Maternal deaths increased during the pandemic compared to 2018 and 2019 COVID-19 contributed to 25% of maternal deaths in 2020 and 2021 […]