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A growing number of clinicians see the value of remote patient monitoring (RPM) solutions. To deliver RPM, practitioners choose one or more devices that their qualifying patients can use outside of the office to collect health data. That data goes back securely to the practice for evaluation so that practices can address issues more quickly. This means better health outcomes for the patient.
There are many benefits to remote patient monitoring, such as the ease of access to patient data, the ability to deliver higher-quality care to more patients, and a lowered risk of burnout. While remote patient monitoring solutions with Veta Health are not designed to replace in-person care, it can ease the burden placed on both practices and patients.
Providers can keep high-risk patients out of the ER while reviewing important health information on their own schedule. Additionally, remote patient monitoring devices enable the patient to become an active participant in their care, understanding their vitals and treatment plan, and getting their questions answered easier and faster than waiting for an in-office appointment.
But what are some more benefits of remote patient monitoring for the patients?
Benefits of Remote Patient Monitoring for Patients
By monitoring the health of their patients in real-time, providers can better prevent costly health emergencies and improve patient outcomes. Practice managers and administrators who implement RPM notice that this solution helps them:
- Cut healthcare costs
- Provide greater flexibility to patients
- Allow clinicians to better manage the complexity of their patient’s conditions
- Shift focus to proactive and preventative care
This is where Veta Health steps in; we offer a full-service solution to make the process of monitoring patients and transmitting data business as usual.
Less Risk Exposure
Implementing an easy-to-use RPM means patients don't have to make as many trips to the doctor’s office or hospital, helping them stay at home where they feel more comfortable. Practices with older or more vulnerable patient populations further benefit from this type of solution. Thus, RPM is especially important if the person has trouble moving around or securing transportation to and from medical appointments.
Improved Quality of Care
Remote patient monitoring has the ability to improve overall quality of care. Since it connects clinicians virtually instantly with relevant patient data, it makes their daily routines more efficient and eases the possibility of burnout. By creating a system where people are more engaged with, and accountable for, their health, patients are more likely to follow their prescribed health plan, improving their own health prospects in the process.
Offering patients invaluable assurance that someone is watching out for their health and well-being on a daily basis is as important as patient comfort and engagement. Remote patient monitoring offers continuous, instantaneous connection between people and their caregivers. This means patients experience improved education, feedback, and support, compared to traditional models of healthcare.
Improved Patient Knowledge
Using an integrated engagement platform, remote patient monitoring delivers educational content and videos in an easily understandable format. For example, practices can improve communication between clinicians and patients by using SMS text to deliver content tailored to their patient's unique needs. This increases the likelihood of engagement right from a patient’s mobile device.
Improved Chronic Care Management
Chronic conditions are the leading causes of death and disability. However, many of these conditions can be managed more effectively through better patient engagement and monitoring.
When practices use RPM solutions, such as those from Veta Health, they can ensure that their clinicians will receive more data about how their patients are doing. In turn, clinicians can continue to improve the practice's overall quality of care by providing patients with feedback where they may not otherwise have done so.
Remote patient monitoring is also effective for patient education and self-management, which is especially important for patients with chronic conditions. When it comes to chronic conditions, regularly tracking vitals and daily disease conditions allows providers to intervene and promote better outcomes.
Benefits of Remote Patient Monitoring for Practices
There are many benefits of remote patient monitoring (RPM) for practices, including ease of access to patient data and the ability to deliver higher-quality care to more patients.
Providers can use remote patient monitoring to increase their practice’s quality of care by making sure that patients are:
- Taking medications as prescribed
- Maintaining a balanced diet
- Getting plenty of exercise
- Avoiding negative habits that can worsen their chronic condition.
But, let’s take a closer look at some of the other major benefits of implementing a remote patient monitoring solution.
Greater Provider Capacity
No matter where a patient or provider is located, remote patient monitoring allows them to connect. Home health monitoring devices enable the patient to become an active participant in their care, getting their questions answered easier and faster than waiting for an in-office appointment, and understanding their vitals and treatment plan.
Simply put: remote patient monitoring virtually eliminates geographical barriers to care. That’s because remote patient monitoring solutions help practices by enabling them to see patients with more urgent needs in-office while maintaining a high level of care and continuous monitoring for those who are at home.
As more practice managers learn about the benefits of RPM, one of the top reasons why they make the final decision to implement this solution is this increased capacity of care.
Greater Healthcare Access
As accessing healthcare from preferred physicians and doctors becomes increasingly difficult in the country, RPM helps streamline doctor workflows to provide diagnoses and treatment to more patients at any given time. For practices that are looking to grow their patient base without dropping the quality of care, giving their clinicians the tools needed to monitor patients outside of the office is the obvious answer.
Additionally, practices can enjoy reimbursement from insurances as an added benefit of greater healthcare access.
Fewer Hospital Admissions
With remote patient monitoring, patients are able to track key health indicators vitals. With this valuable information more readily available for individuals and their providers, it’s easier to identify adverse health events.
As a result, practices that are leveraging RPM across the patient population are seeing a reduction in readmissions and lower emergency department utilization rates, proving that these insights can drive timely interventions that keep individuals out of the hospital. RPM programs allow practices to connect with their patients for daily support and health data—because that’s what it’s all about.
How You Can Get Started With Remote Patient Monitoring
Proper planning and implementation of technology can help you improve patient satisfaction, spearhead innovation, and streamline care while cutting down on the associated healthcare costs. Adopting the latest technological advances that can take your practice to a new level can seem like a daunting task. Thankfully, solutions like Veta Health’s remote patient monitoring systems are user-friendly and easy to implement.
With connected devices and remote patient technology, healthcare as we know it is rapidly changing. Technology is giving providers and patients incredible access and opportunity to improve outcomes in many cases. Overall, practices can be satisfied with their patients experiencing better outcomes while also being able to prioritize those who need intervention most.
Veta Health can help you adopt the next generation of healthcare technology to help jumpstart your practice. It’s what we do.
Connect with Patients through Remote Patient Monitoring
Remote patient monitoring has a lot to offer practices, as well as their patients. As healthcare moves into the future, it will be critical for healthcare technology companies to drive RPM innovations and meet the increased demand for these tools. We invite you to learn more about the benefits of remote patient monitoring and the many other advantages of RPM technology at Veta Health.