Remote patient monitoring is essential because it allows patients to monitor their health status with little intervention from healthcare providers, which can prevent unnecessary hospital visits and reduce health care costs. Long term care management is critical as it can improve the quality of life of patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes or heart disease. By adjusting the treatment plan according to the results of patients' report, the doctor can adjust the drug dose and other treatment methods to meet the personal needs more cost-effectively.
There are other reasons why these two factors are important for value-based care.
Patients with chronic diseases participating in the routine monitoring program interact with the offices of their remote care nurses and their providers. By increasing maintenance, it is easier to find any warning signals and make necessary response before they encounter a crisis. When remote nurses can find problems early, they will intervene and adjust the nursing process. By reducing the usage rate, remote medical monitoring provides an effective basis for value-based care. The use of remote medical monitoring decreases long-term care management and changes the views of patients and clinicians on nursing. COVID-19 illustrates this phenomenon in a dazzling new way. Patients with chronic diseases are more likely to be infected with coronavirus, so they will avoid the clinical environment, especially the emergency room. However, with CCM, they can control their diseases and maintain treatment in a more closed environment (usually at home). They also established a strong and direct relationship with clinicians.
Primary health care is the entry point of the medical care system, mainly responsible for daily maintenance, preventive health care and avoiding hospitalization. Long-term care management and remote patient monitoring have improved the effectiveness of primary care. Any value-based nursing model needs effective and appropriate primary health care to become a reality. Both CCM and remote patient monitoring are likely to have a significant impact on the healthcare system in the coming years. As more and more devices and structures can be used for remote monitoring at all stages of personal life, these technologies will grow exponentially.
Remote patient monitoring and long-term care management are two important components of value-based care, and ultimately strive to achieve better health outcomes that patients hope and lower health care costs that payers need. Although remote patient monitoring and chronic disease care management are certainly facing challenges, the ability to measure, monitor and manage can help providers approach the ultimate goal of providing the best care for patients at the cost that all relevant stakeholders can afford.
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