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1. What is Remote Patient Monitoring?

Remote Patient Monitoring has many advantages for clinicians. It is easy to access patient data and can provide more patients with higher quality care with a lower risk of burnout. For health care providers, it also reduces costs and improves efficiency.

Efficient home health care is an important factor in chronic disease management. Using wearable remote monitors to promote home care is the best opportunity for us to get rid of the increasing burden of chronic diseases. Through remote monitoring of patients, patients' confidence, medical time management, cost savings, and patient prognosis have been enhanced. It is time for the government and the medical authorities to pave the way for this technology to become the norm.

2. Remote Patient Monitoring provides more efficient health services

Remote Patient Monitoring can make more effective use of medical resources and significantly increase the number of patients with chronic diseases who can be cared for. Using artificial intelligence in recording and analyzing vital sign data means that more patients can be managed by experts. In addition, the range and accuracy of data collected by remote monitoring equipment provide a more solid foundation for doctors' diagnosis.

Two other benefits that healthcare professionals will appreciate are the reduction in the number of management tasks, such as manually updating data into electronic medical records, and exposure to potentially infectious patients, which have been significantly mitigated during the Covid-19 pandemic. For hospitals with tight budgets and incentives to reduce readmission, home-based telemedicine has been shown to reduce costs and lower readmission possibilities by about 9%.

In addition, the recent impact of Covid-19 has resulted in overcrowding of hospitals and overburdened medical teams, indicating the importance of moving patients out of the hospital environment as much as possible. Remote Patient Monitoring makes the health care system more flexible and can increase capacity in a short time to respond to major emergencies such as a pandemic. The study of Professor Rod McClure, Dean of the University of New England School of Medicine, has proved the above advantages, as well as the pioneer of the concept of the virtual hospital.

In the virtual hospital, the medical team can track hundreds of patients at any time, so as to make more effective use of resources and reduce the pressure on the physical hospital. When the pandemic struck, the virtual hospital can take rapid action to monitor Covid-19 patients. By enabling infected people to stay in comfortable homes unless their symptoms become severe, Remote Patient Monitoring prevents medical staff and other patients from infection and controls the spread of the virus.

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