Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is gaining in popularity as one of the biggest trends in Healthcare, with a projected global market of more than $2 billion by 2027. Over the past few years, the benefits of remote patient monitoring have caused it to become the go-to solution for continuing to maintain an active appointment schedule with patients even as more doctors’ offices have been closed.
As healthcare technology continues to advance, RPM is just one way to communicate about the health and medical needs of patients, even when direct contact is not possible. With 120 million people visiting the emergency room every year, real-time monitoring can ensure that severe conditions are quickly assessed and treated all while keeping patients out of the emergency room.
RPM prevents the misuse or overuse of healthcare resources, where more direct intervention and preventative care measures are possible. Not all patients welcome the idea of visiting a doctor’s office to check vitals and home-health workers are already overextended. That’s part of why the use of RPM and telehealth has increased so dramatically over the last few years. It’s just one way that TempDev’s EHR experts are better able to support the needs of your patients.
What Is Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)?
Remote patient monitoring (RPM) uses digital devices to monitor the patient’s vitals between doctor appointments and telehealth visits. Instead of requiring your patient to go into the office to check their health and wellness status, it’s easier to access real-time data via remote patient monitoring technologies. RPM supports immediacy, with cost savings that are impossible to ignore.
Many patients are already familiar with methods to check vital signs and upload data directly to the care team via an application on your patients’ smartphone. When they understand the value of more quickly and easily identifying problems and better preventing negative, many patients are eager to take part. Here are just a few of the benefits patients will experience when they use your RPM services.
Remote Patient Monitoring Benefits to Patients: Better Access
One of the biggest benefits of remote patient monitoring for patients is their immediate access to healthcare data, with real-time updates from their RPM devices. So, patients and caregivers are updated about the current health status, as well as their electronic health records (EHRs). It supports more immediate, real-time updates and patient engagement.
As RPM technology continues to evolve, TempDev’s consultant will support EHR and practice management integration to ensure the health and safety of patients, even from a distance. As the world becomes more familiar with remote working scenarios, RPM tools and access control offers peace of mind, more streamlined, cost-effective features to better support the needs and schedules of patients and caregivers.
Remote Patient Monitoring Benefits to Patients: Improved Quality
Remote patient monitoring offers more immediate and timely reporting on a patient’s health and wellness in a relaxed environment. So, doctors and medical professionals can adjust prescription medications, as well as offer other recommendations without waiting for the next in-office visit. Based on the RPM check-in of vitals, patients and caregivers can escalate care requirements with real data to back up the immediacy of their care concerns. Care managers can also routinely check in with patients who are having escalating issues.
As patients become more adept at managing their healthcare options between in-office and telehealth visits, Patient Portal systems will support improved quality measures to reduce EHR errors and better facilitate patient engagement. The goal is to support better communication and heightened patient satisfaction when medical professionals are already overwhelmed and overbooked.
Remote Patient Monitoring Benefits to Patients: Assurance
A benefit of remote patient monitoring is that it offers a level of unspoken assurance that medical professionals are checking in on the status of patients, even when they cannot go in for an in-person visit. With that level of assurance, patients are more likely to reach out via the app if they have questions about their condition, instead of visiting an emergency room or urgent care.
While patients feel a constant connection with medical professionals via the RPM technology, they have a level of assured access to a doctor and medical team that’s previously unprecedented. RPM technology helps to avoid the game of phone tag and missed opportunities for intervention and care. At TempDev, we also offer completely integrated options for both practice management and EHR systems to further streamline how your office functions.
Remote Patient Monitoring Benefits to Patients: Education, Support, Feedback
Remote patient monitoring allows for better support and feedback avenues for patients and caregivers. Instead of searching via Google or WebMD, it may be easier to get direct medical education directly from medical professionals in a way that has already become a familiar part of their lives and healthcare experience.
Beyond the basics of care monitoring and tracking, TempDev can create custom NextGen EHR templates and a range of other consulting services to streamline the physician and patient experience. With access to everything in one place, patients can fully integrate the full range of your provider service and support options.
How TempDev Can Help With Remote Patient Monitoring
TempDev’s NextGen consultants, developers, and trainers can help better support your patients with remote patient monitoring tools and technologies. From dashboards and revenue cycle consulting to automation and workflow redesign, TempDev helps you configure your NextGen EPM and EHR systems, so you can process the data from RPM devices.
Beyond supporting patient engagement and satisfaction, TempDev’s consultants can work with you to redesign your workflow and create reports and dashboards. Our goal is to help support your needs while preventing data overload. Take a look at the RPM services we offer.
Contact us here or by calling us at 888.TEMP.DEV to learn more about how we can help with remote patient monitoring.