FQHCs are Launching Remote Patient Monitoring Programs Through Partnerships

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BlueStar has helped a good number of forward-thinking FQHC executives launch their remote patient monitoring programs so this article hits home with us. 

The article is in mHealth Intelligence. We’ve added an excerpt below and you can read the entire article here: https://mhealthintelligence.com/features/how-fqhcs-are-standing-up-sustaining-remote-patient-monitoring-programs

How FQHCs Are Standing Up, Sustaining Remote Patient Monitoring Programs

Federally qualified health centers are seeing improvements among chronic care patients enrolled in RPM programs, but hurdles to implementation remain, including adjusting staff workflows.

Remote patient monitoring is growing in popularity in the U.S., especially since the COVID-19 pandemic restricted access to inpatient care. For many large health systems, the rising popularity of RPM has led them to expand or strengthen existing programs. But for federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), it often meant standing up brand-new programs, even amid the financial uncertainty of the public health emergency.

FQHCs, community-based providers that receive federal funding, play a key role in the healthcare system infrastructure. To become qualified for government funding, the centers must meet certain criteria, including providing care on a sliding fee scale based on ability to pay.

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