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5 Benefits to Remote Patient Monitoring

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Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is an IoT solution that can connect patient to provider in order to deliver healthcare in the home. This can be done through different methods from checking and updating patient medical records regularly to using telehealth tools to check on patients' health remotely and receive real-time updates about their status. 

RPM can help with numerous areas of healthcare delivery, such as medication management, at-home behavioral management for children and adults, chronic disease management, home-based rehabilitation and more. Understanding the benefits of RPM can help organizations make the right choices for healthcare solutions. 

  1. Reduced hospital stays: Remote patient monitoring enables patients to receive care from home rather than in a hospital setting or other care facility. When patients are discharged early, it reduces the number of days they spend in the hospital, which leads to a reduction in hospital-related expenses.
  2. Improved outcomes: Reducing the number of days spent in the hospital can also help improve outcomes for patients who have access to telehealth from the comfort of their own homes.
  3. Lower costs: The majority of healthcare expenditures are due to "hospital-related" expenses, including those related to treating preventable diseases and complications among hospitalized patients; reducing the number of days spent in the hospital through remote patient monitoring reduces overall healthcare costs.
  4. Improved medication compliance: Medication adherence can be a challenge for patients, which can lead to readmission. Remote patient monitoring can help with medication adherence by providing reminders for the patients.
  5. Increased patient engagement: Patients can feel more at ease monitoring their health in the comfort of their homes and getting responses from their providers.

RPM in the Real-World

Remote patient monitoring is a relatively new concept in healthcare, but it's already changing the way that doctors care for patients. One important use case for remote patient monitoring includes:

Glucose monitoring
Monitoring glucose is an important part of managing diabetes. If patients can test their blood sugar regularly, they can catch issues before they turn into emergencies and can also be aware of the effects of their diet and exercise habits.

However, monitoring glucose is difficult for patients who have trouble getting out of the house or can't afford to buy testing supplies. Remote patient monitoring can help these patients by providing them with glucose monitors that transmit data to a computer or smartphone so that doctors and family members can check in on their glucose levels at any time.

Remote patient monitoring solutions are intended to assist healthcare workers to reach their patients and vice versa on a 24/7 basis. In improving the quality of medical care and streamlining workflow processes, these solutions may also encourage healthy behavior by both health workers and patients.

Get Trusted Solutions

KORE offers solutions that help healthcare providers ensure compliance, reduce costs, and improve care. We provide integrated solutions that include connectivity and coverage, and services such as monitoring and support, to empower your healthcare organization with access to real-time patient data.

Learn more about IoT solutions for healthcare and remote patient monitoring, download our datasheet, “Remote Diagnostics and Outpatient Monitoring Solution Overview.” 

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