Remote patient monitoring (RPM) has stepped up as a very positive healthcare solution for patients, providers and payors. From a patient’s perspective, it allows them to better manage their health and actively participate in their health care. From a clinical viewpoint, one of the advantages is the more holistic view it can give of a person’s health status versus only seeing a snapshot when the patient is in the office or when diagnostic tests are administered. Furthermore, once the provider has the data sent by the RPM platform, they can share the trends and on-going results with the patient, get feedback and develop a joint plan to foster better outcomes.
According the American Heart Association, chronic disease accounts for nearly 90% of all healthcare spending in the United States and it costs 3.5 times more to treat chronic diseases than it does other conditions. Furthermore, chronic conditions account for 80% of all hospital admissions. People with advanced diseases and those with chronic conditions who require complex care management, benefit from RPM platforms such as AllHealth Choice’s MyCharlie, an end-to-end solution-based platform that integrates the latest in remote health and activity monitoring, telehealth, engagement, and care coordination.
Remote Patient Monitoring, now a separate, billable service with four codes, allows physicians to receive patient data securely in real time. No geographic limitation placed on virtual care or remote patient monitoring. RPM can reduce hospitalizations, avoidable readmissions, and lengths of stay – all of which improve quality of life and reduce healthcare costs. While technology can’t replace an in-person visit, RPM is a welcome tool for patients, caregivers, providers.