Remote patient monitoring (RPM) uses digital technology to track and obtain patients' medical and health data and transmit electronic report to health care providers. RPM devices can provide high-quality data about patients without close distance through automatic and continuous data capture of medical wearable sensors. Over the years, people's interest in it has been growing. In 2020, due to COVID-19, a sharp decline occurred in the number of patient visits and the limited staffing and resources made face-to-face interaction more difficult, which forced health care providers to find alternative methods to monitor the health condition of patients.
In order to adapt to this environment and make continuous progress, RPM (remote patient monitoring) is gradually becoming an efficient and accurate method of patient monitoring and data collection. Sensor based digital tools can continuously measure many aspects of health from anywhere, which means that patients do not need to live in specific geographical areas.
1) RPM makes data continuity possible
In the past, patients were asked to take responsibility for measuring and reporting physiological information or symptoms at home, while RPM (remote patient monitoring) can achieve automation. For example, wearable temperature sensors can automatically and continuously provide a more complete data set, and patients do not required to record and report body temperature three times a day which leads to the loss of limited data points.
2) Medical-grade sensor provides the highest quality data
Capturing the amount of information is useful only when the data has high quality. Medical-grade sensors are required to ensure quality. License authorized by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a necessity.
3) RPM provides a driving force for sustainable development to improve patient treatment outcomes
FDA approved RPM devices use unique 4G technology to connect to T-Mobile or AT&T, so that patients can connect to health care providers wherever they are, easily monitoring patients' vital signs, such as blood pressure, pulse, blood glucose, body weight, 24/7 oxygen saturation, heart rate and other indicators through remote care management. The real-time data will be encrypted and transmitted to the ECS for processing, and then sent to the RPM platform. It helps patients and their families to understand their physical condition and better manage their physical indicators, maintain their health and improve their life quality.
TRANSTEK most often uses RPM (remote patient monitoring) to manage patients with chronic and acute diseases, as well as patients discharged from hospitals or nursing institutions. Since the beginning of the COVID-19, RPM has also been used to monitor the symptoms of COVID-19 patients or patients exposed to the virus.
The TRANSTEK RPM device is best suited for the following groups of people: those with acute conditions that can be improved by frequent measurements and clinical interventions as needed, those who suffer from chronic diseases that can be improved through additional data and guidance, and those who are able to take responsibility for own health and understand the benefits and expectations of remote patient monitoring programs. Ultimately, remote patient monitoring enables a partnership between patients and health care providers, which is deepened benefited from real-time data.