Remote Patient Monitoring: 3 Medical Conditions it Can Help With

Remote Patient Monitoring: 3 Medical Conditions it Can Help With

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Thursday, May 20, 2021

Patients with dementia are prone to falling. To predict the probability of falls, doctors use RPM sensors or assertive mobility aids like walkers and canes to measure the patient's linear acceleration, gait, angular velocity, and mathematical algorithm.

FREMONT, CA: Patients with chronic illnesses and drug therapy who cannot attend clinic visits will benefit from Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM). RPM allows care providers to treat and track patients with various conditions remotely via interactive networks such as phone, email, video consults, remote specimen collection, portable medical devices, and home health kits, even while the patients stay at home.

RPM can be used to treat the following medical conditions:

Dementia

To encourage protection, RPM technical devices can be used. Patients with dementia are prone to falling. To predict the probability of falls, doctors use RPM sensors or assertive mobility aids like walkers and canes to measure the patient's linear acceleration, gait, angular velocity, and mathematical algorithm. The devices have monitoring features (GPS, Wi-Fi, or radiofrequency) to assist caregivers in finding missing seniors.

Heart Disease

RPM has been shown to aid in the maintenance of heart health in patients. Cardiologists are also using high-tech technologies to help track patients with serious heart conditions, such as wearable heart monitors attached to smartphones. According to a survey, videoconferencing and smartphones, among other RPM devices, accounted for more than half of the 110 million patient interactions. When the patient is working, sleeping, or exercising, the machines record their heart electrical activity. Compared to the one-time results of an ECG administered in-clinic, these data provide a doctor with a more detailed picture of a patient's health over time.

Infertility

Patients who are having trouble conceiving have also benefited from remote patient monitoring. According to a six-month remote monitoring report, patients had the same pregnancy rate as those who used In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF). As compared to in-clinic IVF systems, this study found that RPM would save a lot of money. The study's remote monitoring product and service cost 800 dollars, while an IVF cycle costs 15,000 dollars on average. This represents substantial cost savings for the same result. Organ transplants, kidney disease, and mood disorders are among the other diseases that can be controlled using RPM. This list is expected to expand when more healthcare providers adopt technology and devices that allow virtual care pathways.

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