Telehealth monitoring allows healthcare providers to monitor patients outside the clinical environment, which is particularly important for the management of chronic diseases. It can help improve the treatment effects of patients and reduce the cost of medical care services. If doctors and healthcare providers use telehealth solutions to treat patients, they can increase patient participation by letting them know that their healthcare providers care about their medical needs. Although there are many options for remote patient monitoring systems and devices, we should choose the simple and worry-free one.
It is important to remember that telehealth monitoring is essential, especially in combating chronic diseases. In the United States, more than 40% of adults (about 157 million people) suffer from at least one chronic health problem, such as diabetes or asthma, and nearly a quarter (81 million) suffer from multiple chronic diseases. By 2024, 30 million patients will use telehealth monitoring solutions to solve their symptoms and follow-up care.
One of the best ways to treat chronic diseases is to treat them regularly and consistently. However, the average American has encountered difficulties in complying with the care plan. About half of American patients do not take medicine as expected and one fifth of the prescriptions are not actually filled out. Drug non-compliance is estimated to cause 125000 deaths annually. Poor drug compliance leads to 33 to 69% of drug-related hospitalizations, and drug non-compliance causes up to US $300 billion of direct and indirect costs to the industry every year.
In 2019, the expense table added reimbursement to general physiological remote monitoring of chronic diseases, which reflected the value of patient reported results and telehealth monitoring in improving health outcomes and reducing healthcare costs. According to the data, a quarter of health care organizations showed telehealth monitoring reduced emergency visits and readmissions. In addition, 13% of organizations reported that RPM device improved drug compliance, 17% cited quantitative cost reduction, and 25% reported higher patient satisfaction.
In order to effectively treat chronic diseases, patients must adhere to a strict treatment plan, such as taking medicine according to the doctor's advice and rechecking regularly. In addition to wasting clinical resources, patients' failure to attend an appointment (not appearing) may often be an early warning signal of non-compliance with the care plan. As CARES Act and health related legislation affect how providers receive reimbursement, increasing the way patients participate will continue to have an impact on the health care revenue stream.