Benefits of Remote Patient Monitoring - A Bright Future for Healthcare

David Hernandez, RN

David Hernandez, RN

Published on 01/09/2021

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The benefits of Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) for providers, staff, and patients to fit the growing need for services and care in today's healthcare industry.

In today's ever-expanding world of patient care, Remote Patient Monitoring & Telehealth provides many with the opportunities to get the health care they need or want. RPM has made it possible for more time with patient care, made billing easier, and allows providers and staff to see and monitor data in actual time. With continually expanding benefits, RPM has become an integral part of today's healthcare industry.

Benefits to the Patients

Patients with chronic conditions have better management. With some conditions, this can mean preventing some conditions or helping patients manage theirs better with improved behaviors. This monitoring will allow for a better collection of information and analysis of the patient-generated data. The information from chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension will help patients how to understand and hit their targets.

RPM will also cut down on emergency room visits and even hospitalizations due to chronic conditions. By a patient improving their management, there will be fewer risks for any costly or severe situations that require emergency care. Patients can also receive better care regimens as their values change. If a patient is monitored regularly, the benefits of a better outcome and care will improve significantly.

As RPM continues to advance, patients and the choices they make will significantly affect their conditions. These can be from the medications they take, weight management, diabetes and measuring their blood sugar, and even hypertension. Their data will allow you to make faster decisions to improve your patients' overall health.

Another benefit of RPM is patients will have more education when it comes to their conditions and treatment options. They'll get feedback quicker than having to wait for a regular appointment. Accountability will increase with your patients. Since they know they're being monitored, the data you receive will be more accurate. This means if they stray from their management plan, like a spike in blood sugar or blood pressure, you may be alerted.

Patients will have the benefit of continuity of care. This means better and faster follow-ups over time and giving them care that is more personalized while staying home and away from medical facilities. RPM also supports a patient's value-based care with a focus on preventative care and making it patient-centered.

Benefits for the Staff

Using RPM between a patient's regular doctor's visits, clinics and staff will see a vastly improved patient/provider relationship. This can mean keeping the patients more engaged in their healthcare. It can lead to a healthier lifestyle for your patients and fewer visits to the office. You'll have more time in your schedule to care for more patients, and will generate more revenue for the practice. Many patients can go months without a visit, may cancel, or even reschedule an appointment, which can decrease revenue.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have offered more RPM codes for a clinic's billing. It has also removed some provisions which made the RPM program challenging for many staff and clinics. These codes provide an increased return on investment as it harnesses the care and operational benefits to the clinic and patients. The team no longer has to be in the same building as the provider delivering and managing the RPM services.

Your clinic and staff will see a more straightforward implementation of RPM with their current workflows. There is the benefit of collecting vital patient data while using resources and talent better in daily activities because of RPM's easy-to-use technology.

The technology can be easily integrated for ease of use for the staff. The set up for patients can take a minimal amount of time and additional software compliant with Medicare and other requirements mandated by the payer. It will also allow for detailed logs and information, with many of the equipment being compatible with most Bluetooth devices.

RPM supplements the staff's work with other interactions and makes it easier to obtain and access information. It also allows the team to interact more conveniently with a patient for more effective communications. Staff can care for more patients by eliminating barriers like distance or even care across state lines. These interactions can be done in an environment that is better for the patient. RPM allows all this to be done without sacrificing quality or the staff's attention to the patient.

Benefits for the Providers

As a doctor, you want the best care for your patients. To do this, you need the right information from your patient. RPM allows for a better collection of data to help you improve your patient's outcome and health. It also logs all communication with your patients. This will give you a faster follow-up and allows you to work with the patient through your team to handle different tasks or manage their current conditions. RPM will also provide the additional benefit of allowing you to provide care for any of your at-risk patients.

It will give you a more consistent revenue stream. With multiple payer billing codes and various requirements like patient-reported and device reported information, you can see more revenue enter your clinic. You'll also be able to see more patients and improve the efficiency in treating their conditions. It also allows for better management for faster recovery, as you'll see data faster than waiting for the next office visit.

As demand increases for providers, RPM offers more opportunities for doctors or nurses to connect with their patients, whether current or new. It allows you to spend your time on those who need answers to their problems. RPM also focuses on the shortage of care. As the focus shifts to more quality of care, it strengthens the bond with you and your patients. This is one of the most significant attributes for success in a patient's condition. An increase in patient/doctor collaboration makes the patients more of an active participant in their health. You'll see less burnout and less crowded waiting rooms as RPM offers day-to-day monitoring and an improved patient health reach. This means fewer in-person checkups so you can concentrate on caring for those that need more involved care. You'll be able to keep your patients more stable and healthier by preventing or reducing the need for hospital visits. You can do this with improved communication and allows you to see the patient's condition in actual time to make a better diagnosis or decision about their health.

Remote Patient Monitoring has become more successful as technology and its use advances within the medical industry. With its ease of use, billing codes of revenue, and its ability to lower a patient's medical cost by reducing visits and hospital stays, RPM can provide the data and feedback needed to improve healthcare.

To find out more about the tremendous benefits of Remote Patient Monitoring, or to sign up for a demo today, visit




Topics: Telehealth, Remote patient monitoring

About the Author:

David Hernandez, RN
David Hernandez, RN

David Hernandez is a Registered Nurse with over 15 years of clinical, telehealth and home care experience, specifically in Remote Patient Monitoring. With his team, David has been able to develop RPM/Telehealth from the early pilot years, to the industry leading juggernaut that Accuhealth is today.


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