The Different Types of Remote Patient Monitoring Devices

The Different Types of Remote Patient Monitoring Devices

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Remote patient monitoring devices is critical for managing people with disabilities, chronic conditions, or aging populations with mobility impairments.

FREMONT, CA : Remote patient monitoring devices (RPM) can make the process easier for an IT expert or a hands-on patient care worker in the firm. RPM will also help the patients become more engaged and informed about their illnesses and treatments.

It's no surprise that 88 percent of healthcare professionals have purchased or are exploring remote patient monitoring equipment. As a result, healthcare providers and their care team may strengthen bonds with patients and improve outcomes by exchanging health data using RPM technologies, like developing connections and family relationships with smartphones and other digital devices.

What are remote patient monitoring devices?

Imagine being able to monitor, report, and evaluate patients' acute and chronic illnesses from anywhere in the world. Clinicians and program directors can monitor patients remotely in real-time using remote patient monitoring equipment.

Remote patient monitoring devices allow the patients to share vitals and environmental data from the ease and comfort of their own home or even office.

Fitbits, wearable heart monitors, Bluetooth-enabled scales, glucose monitors, skin patches, shoes, belts, and maternity care trackers are just a few examples of non-invasive devices that collect, transmit, process, and store patient data so physicians can access it whenever they need it.

Types of remote patient monitoring devices

Blood pressure monitor

This simple inflatable cuff fills with air, squeezes the arm, and then calculates the patient's heart rate and blood flow by sensing variations in artery motion as it deflates. To calculate daily averages, many blood pressure monitors gather multiple readings. Home monitoring can aid in the early detection of illnesses that lead to high blood pressure, such as diabetes or renal disease. It can also make the delivery of healthcare less stressful.

Anticoagulation testing device

Anticoagulants, such as warfarin have a limited therapeutic window. They may potentially interact with meals high in vitamin K and other medications. Higher doses may lead to bleeding. Anticoagulation testing equipment needs one drop of blood and takes approximately a minute to get results. Patients then email the information they've acquired to their doctors and wait for advice on how to continue with the treatment.

Electrocardiography (ECG) devices

Whether it is handheld, wearable, or patch, these devices can aid in the detection of life-threatening disorders. For example, ECG can detect arrhythmia, myocardial ischemia, ST depression symptoms, cardiac chamber disorders, and drug side effects. Even during endurance or sports training, these remote patient monitoring devices collect electric impulses from a patient's heart and communicate them to a doctor in real-time.

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