So How Remote Patient Monitoring is becoming A Standard of Healthcare?

Anuradha Badone
Anuradha Badone, Senior Technical Content Writer at CODIANT
Published on Dec 10, 2018 in Health & Wellness App Developers Resources
So How Remote Patient Monitoring is becoming A Standard of Healthcare?

New World. New Ways. New ideas. And believe us, no resistance to them. Healthcare app is no exception!

Remote patient monitoring has become a new spoken language for healthcare industry--from connected round-the-clock care to reduced costs; telehealth has brought chronic patient care at Doctor’s fingertips.

Remote patient monitoring (RPM), also known as telehealth sometimes, allows doctors to monitor patients outside their clinical settings through the medium of a mobile medical device and enables patients to send healthcare data in real-time.

For chronic conditions like diabetes, heart failure, and Atrial fibrillation or conditions where patients are discharged from hospitals and require close monitoring, or for the ones’ who live in rural areas and undergo lack of healthcare facilities. RPM technology comes as a major rescue. It not only helps in enhancing the quality of care but also in improving clinical efficiency and reducing healthcare costs at a much greater extent.

Remote patient monitoring technology may include physiological monitoring (e.g., blood pressure, heart rate, glucose, temperature, weight, and oxygen saturation levels), medication reminders, diet, and exercise tracking, as well as the general state of health. RPM follows a general architecture which encompasses following technology components:

  • An input device: It can be any sensor (like wireless wearables, smartphones, chip. etc.) that can be clipped onto a patient’s body anywhere.
  • Local data storage: It is used to pass the patients data from sensors to a central data repository.
  • Central Data Repository: It is a central repository that may include patients’ EHR, e-prescribing system which stores the data sent by the sensors.
  • Diagnostic application software: This software translates and interprets the data collected from the sensors into meaningful information that helps healthcare providers to take necessary actions and give advice to patients.

HOW RPM IS BENEFITTING HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS IN INCREASING ROI?

If we talk in marketing terms, tapping the problems of customers and giving the solution for the same accounts for a happy customer and an increased ROI.

On that note, today where a growing number of patients are seeking more complex care at lower costs, providing them with a solution that addresses their needs without the constraints of time, location, and quality, becomes a new standard of care that helps you generate ROI.

Also Read: Why Should You Develop A Telemedicine App? The Primary Need and Use Cases

BENEFITS OF RPM FOR PATIENTS

RPM empowers patients by making healthcare readily available for them right at their fingertips 24x7 which consequently helps them with earlier detection of diseases, enables them to send test results in real-time for immediate treatments, and gives a scope for more flexible adjustments in check-ups.

As a result, it significantly improves patients' quality of life while saving their time and costs substantially.

RPM- A TECHNOLOGY BOON FOR CARE PROVIDERS AND HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

Challenged by an increasing chronic care population, imbalanced doctor to patient ratio and new opportunities of ROI, healthcare organizations and care providers are leveraging RPM technology as a necessity rather than a luxury according to an eHealth Institute and digital health company Validic report. RPM is helping them in reducing patient wait times, liberating supply and inventory management and improving patients’ outcome at an appreciable level.

THE BOTTOM LINE

Telehealth and Remote patient monitoring technology has revolutionized the patient and provider relationship. Gone are the days when it was just seen as a luxury add-on in healthcare organizations. No sooner it has become the life and blood and a standard of healthcare.

With healthcare solutions that include telemedicine apps and remote patient monitoring, care providers, doctors and organizations can enhance the level of care and at the same time also increase their ROI.

ABOUT CODIANT:

Codiant is a US-based Enterprise Mobility and Web Product Development Company that specializes in delivering advanced healthcare and telemedicine app development solutions to hospitals, physicians, pharmacists, government agencies, pharmaceutical companies, and healthcare organizations to effectually manage and navigate the healthcare continuum.

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Anuradha BadoneSenior Technical Content Writer at CODIANT

Anuradha Badone is a Senior Technical Content Writer at Codiant Software Technologies Pvt. Ltd. where she writes about Technology, Mobile App Development, Internet of Things, Ecommerce, Computing and Design with the aim to coalesce new media and tech...

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