What is Remote Patient Monitoring?

What is Remote Patient Monitoring?

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) bridges the gap of effective communication, trust, and support between medical providers and Medicare patients. By definition, RPM is a program in which healthcare providers receive and review data from remote patients through connected medical devices. This data is collected and securely transmitted from devices such as blood pressure cuffs, blood glucose monitors, and digital weight scales directly to the provider. This process mitigates time and resource constraints on providers while relieving stress of travel and doctor visits on patients. As a subset of telehealth, RPM is a rapidly evolving program whose growth is encouraged and sustained by platforms like 100Plus. Let’s talk about how this evolution can benefit your patients and benefit you as a medical provider:

Benefits of Remote Patient Monitoring

Patient Benefits of Remote Patient Monitoring

For your patients, RPM is a life uninterrupted by appointments, exhaustive travel, phone calls, and confusing patient portal systems. With access to free, easy-to-use medical devices that automatically transmit data to providers, Medicare patients can be monitored on a daily basis; making it possible for medical providers to identify potential risk and illness, proactively. This proactive approach helps to prevent emergency room visits, readmissions, and can even work to extend Medicare patients’ time at home rather than placing them in nursing facilities. With no cost, easy access to devices, and no manual data entry, patients are granted support and individuality from the comfort of their homes. 

Medical Provider Benefits of Remote Patient Monitoring

For medical providers, RPM provides a constant and sustainable stream of revenue. 

Companies such as 100Plus are making it even easier for RPM to sustain smaller clinicians with additional revenue by providing a model that eliminates upfront costs. A monthly service fee in lieu of initial outlay allows providers to utilize the RPM technology immediately without upfront payment.

Pitfalls of Some Remote Patient Monitoring Programs

In the past, one pitfall of many RPM programs was patient onboarding, which medical providers bore the brunt of. In an effort to change this, 100plus has introduced no hassle patient onboarding. They handle patient outreach, device setup, patient education, and enrollment as well as rapid scaling, so entire patient populations can be enrolled in a matter of days. This process is made possible by ready-to-use cellular devices which require no additional billing on the patient's end and, as mentioned before, automatically upload data to providers without user intervention. 

Why Start RPM Now?

By utilizing RPM, medical providers can bridge the gap between clinicians and patients, no matter the distance between them. With RPM, Clinicians and patients alike are given the opportunity to build a foundation of effective communication, trust, and support from the comfort of their respective homes. In these stressful and uncertain times, Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) represents the future of accessible and affordable healthcare for medicare patients, a future led by industry pioneer 100Plus.

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