What Is Remote Patient Monitoring & Why Does It Matter?
Traditionally patients seeking medical care would travel to their provider’s office a f...
February 10, 2022
Over the last several years, technology has transformed all aspects of our lives. Instead of hailing a cab, we order an Uber. Instead of heading to the movie theater, we watch Netflix. Instead of staying at a hotel, we book an Airbnb. Instead of going to the doctor, we opt for remote patient monitoring (RPM). Simply put, RPM is an approach to healthcare where providers use technology to monitor patient health outside of traditional appointments.
Now, with new HIPAA-compliant technology, it’s possible for you to keep your finger on the pulse of your patient’s vital signs, blood pressure, and other conditions to impact their long-term health.
RPM technology can help your patients enjoy better health outcomes. Instead of waiting weeks or months to connect with your patients, you can use RPM to intervene whenever you notice someone’s condition trending in the wrong direction. This enables you to help treat illnesses sooner, which increases the chances the patient will recover.
RPM technology makes healthcare more convenient for patients, thereby improving the patient experience. Patients are able to stay connected to their doctors virtually and take a proactive approach to their healthcare.
RPM solutions allow you and your patients to take a collaborative approach to healthcare. With more frequent check-ins and more access to health data, your patients become more engaged in the healthcare process — making it that much more likely that they will follow your directions and improve their health.
Now that you understand how RPM technology benefits patients, let’s turn our attention to some tactics you can use to accelerate the adoption of RPM at your practice.
The easiest way to engage to your patients is by explaining exactly how the new technology will benefit them. Your iSalus team will educate you on the benefits so that you’re comfortable making your pitch to qualifying patients. Most patients will appreciate the opportunity to have better experiences, enjoy more convenience, and live healthier lives.
The remote patient monitoring technology has become more common since the pandemic. In fact, the global market for RPM technology is expected to grow from $25.48 billion in 2020 to $48.42 billion by 2026. Explaining to your patients that this trend is the future can help convince them to get ahead of the curve and be an early adopter.
If your practice hasn’t yet invested in RPM technology, you’re losing ground on your competitors who deliver more modern experiences to patients. It’s that simple.
Need some more convincing about the transformative nature of RPM? Learn more about RPM and why it’s valuable for your practice.