Remote Patient Monitoring: Has the Tipping Point Arrived?
Remote patient monitoring — inside and outside the four walls of a hospital, with real-time connections between patients and providers — offers benefits to both. During the pandemic, hospitals needed to efficiently provide care to more patients without compromising safety, doctor-patient engagement, quality of care delivery, and patient satisfaction.
Higher consumer expectations, increased digitization, and the Covid-19 pandemic have thus all contributed to the trend toward monitoring patient health remotely. This new frontier has ushered in remote patient monitoring (RPM), connecting doctors with patients beyond the hospital boundaries, and allowing cost-effective and convenient extension of care. When combined with IoT, even more advanced care is possible.
So has COVID-19 pushed the industry to the tipping point for adopting RPM and IoT?
The ability of Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled RPM devices to augment care experiences and facility processes is why experts predict that by 2024, 30 million patients in the U.S. will use RPM tools to consume health care services.
The impact of RPM and IoT on clinical situations and hospital operations (read: the bottom line) is dramatic. As part of a hospital’s overall telehealth strategy, these technologies have changed the way health systems communicate, and have brought several strategic benefits for health care organizations.
In our new article, we’ll examine the various benefits of RPM and IoT technology in health care for both patients and providers. Specifically, you’ll discover how your health care organization can improve efficiency of care and transform health services by adopting these technologies. We’ll also discuss the future outlook of telehealth consultations in the health care industry.
Read the full article here: How to Improve Outcomes and Exceed Patient Expectations with RPM and IoT