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Manage Chronic Conditions using Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)

Updated: Apr 28

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) aids healthcare providers and physicians in overseeing their patients’ well-being from a distance, beyond the confines of traditional clinical settings. Essentially, it supervises and handles a variety of illnesses without necessitating patients' physical presence in a clinical environment.

 

RPM offers numerous benefits to healthcare providers, primarily because of its flexibility and potential to improve patient outcomes while reducing healthcare costs. Remote patient monitoring can enhance patient engagement, diminish hospital readmissions, and decrease healthcare expenditures by delivering more effective care through virtual means. Some prevalent conditions that RPM can remotely monitor and manage include:

 

1.    Chronic Conditions

Remote patient monitoring is utilized for managing persistent illnesses, allowing patients to monitor their symptoms and vital signs from home, while enabling healthcare providers and physicians to observe them from afar. These chronic conditions comprise diabetes, hypertension, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and kidney disease. By overseeing chronic conditions, RPM facilitates enhanced patient engagement, treatment strategies, diagnosis of health problems, reduced hospital readmissions, and improved communication between patients and physicians.

 

2.    Post-Surgical Care

RPM is employed to supervise patients who have recently undergone surgical procedures and are in the post-surgical recovery phase. This involves monitoring vital signs, symptoms of infection, assessing discomfort levels, and ensuring adequate care. Through RPM, clinicians can remotely track patients' recovery progress and adjust the treatment plan as needed. Physicians can monitor vital signs like blood pressure, heart rate, weight, and oxygen saturation to ensure they remain within normal ranges. This continuous monitoring aids in identifying potential concerns, such as infections or other complications, at an early stage.

 

3.    Elderly Care

RPM can assist elderly patients in managing their chronic illnesses using user-friendly remote patient monitoring devices that require minimal setup. RPM software, cellular devices, and wearables are designed with elderly individuals' usability in mind. Furthermore, providers of remote patient monitoring systems offer technical support and onboarding assistance to train both patients and providers in utilizing the system effectively. In terms of elderly care, RPM serves as an effective strategy for managing illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease, while also enhancing clinical outcomes, reducing hospitalizations, and increasing patient satisfaction.

 

4.    Respiratory Diseases

Remote Patient Monitoring aids patients with respiratory conditions like asthma and COPD by monitoring their breathing patterns and oxygen levels. Using FDA-approved remote patient monitoring devices, patients can measure vital signs such as lung capacity and blood oxygen levels from the comfort of their homes, enabling physicians to intervene with appropriate treatment based on the data. Consistent monitoring of peak flow measurements in asthma patients can help detect early signs of worsening asthma conditions and prompt patients to seek timely medical attention.

 

Conclusion

 

RPM stands as a versatile remote health technology, allowing healthcare professionals and patients to monitor their health and chronic conditions. It empowers patients to better manage their symptoms by providing real-time updates on their health status.


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