What is remote patient monitoring?

Article provide by Francis Dunn, Miami, FL

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is known as a method of monitoring a patient distantly, using information technology that collects patient medical data outside a traditional hospital. RPM assists patients or caregivers to manage a patient in the comfort of their home. These applications are user-friendly and provide patients with the ability to manage their health and improve their lifestyle daily.

RPM applications use wearable medical devices to monitor a patient’s vital signs like blood pressure, blood sugar, and pulse. They are popular for patients suffering from dementia, diabetes, infertility, and heart failure. They use devices such as cardiac monitors, pulse oximeters, blood pressure monitors, and breathing frequency monitors to examine a patient’s health. These health devices can be set to measure certain health markers, which can notify a health care provider if a patient needs emergency care or an adjustment in their medication.

Additionally, these applications educate patients and caregivers on how to improve their health by offering nutrition, exercise, and healthcare information to foster healthy habits. The constant stream of health care information via wearable devices has also helped doctors gather an overall picture of a patient’s health and lifestyle.

Monitoring programs have also reduced the number of hospital visits and the length of stays while providing seniors with the confidence and reassurance to remain at home for longer. However, such programs work best when the patient takes a key role in their wellness and is willing to alter their behaviors for future health improvements.

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