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 chronic care, in particular, RPM enables clinicians to observe patients in near real-time, gather necessary data, and make adjustments to improve care outcomes. This type of continuous tracking is helpful for patients with ongoing care needs, such as those with heart conditions, asthma, hypertension, mental illness, and, long COVID, that is, the long-lasting symptoms following COVID-19 infection and recovery.
RPM programs employ the use of various types of devices, like weight scales, pulse oximeters, blood pressure monitors, heart monitors, and even specialized monitors for dementia and Parkinson’s disease.
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