As the number of available IoT devices on the market has grown significantly, hospitals and health systems are exploring various models of virtual medical care, many of which are based on telemedicine technology. Healthcare organizations gain an obvious competitive advantage by leveraging these digital technologies and patients' growing comfort with telemedicine.
Remote patient monitoring services make it easier for the system to collect data than traditional methods where patients had to visit a doctor's office or medical center for physical testing and on-site visits. Nowadays, consumers can automatically transmit various health data to mobile Apps, including their vital signs, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, blood oxygen levels, heart rate, and even an electrocardiogram. This remote patient observation not only enables patients to monitor health at any time, but also provides clinicians with the opportunity to proactively assess danger signs and provides real-time recommendations to adjust treatment regimens.
Remote patient monitoring services help clinicians understand patients' long-term health performance data and eliminate the impact of the stress associated with the visit on the patient physiologic parameters and the associated risks of overtreatment.
Healthcare providers also offer viable medical analytics within their existing clinical workflows and allow patients to access their vital signs data in real-time. The tight integration can further improve treatment outcomes, provide patients with more timely treatment options, and ultimately improve patient health.
Patients feel supported and actively engaged when they know their health data is transmitted directly to their provider and receive treatment options based on their unique data. This achieves a higher level of self-management for patients. Remote patient monitoring services have emerged as a key tool to help patients take a more active role in their healthcare.
Remote patient monitoring services enable patients to have direct remote contact with their care team who can regularly observe their health. Patients find that RPM devices enable them to benefit from the timely medical interventions necessary to prevent medical conditions that can lead to costly hospitalizations.
Remote patient monitoring services greatly reduce the need for a doctor's first home visit while enabling more detailed patient monitoring. With remote services, doctors can also care for patients more efficiently, maintain efficient workflows, and provide more time for each patient.