Overview of Remote Patient Monitoring
Remote patient monitoring (RPM) uses digital technologies to collect medical and other health data from patients and securely transmit that information to home health clinicians and physicians different location for review and recommendations. RPM telehealth tools:
- Monitor a wide range of health data such as vital signs, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, blood oxygen levels, heart rate, and electrocardiograms
- Allow a provider to continue tracking healthcare data for a patient after being released to one’s home or a nursing facility; Enable the provider to monitor this patients remotely and quickly act on the data received
- Improve a patient’s quality of life by keeping one at home longer while reducing the number of ER visits, readmissions, and length of stay in a hospital or care setting
For medical practices, RPM helps physicians monitor their patients regularly and intervene on a timely basis, reducing operational costs while increasing practice revenue and optimizing outcomes.
Limitations of Many RPM Technologies
Existing legacy remote patient monitoring (RPM) or remote care management (RCM) equipment may limit home agencies’ ability to engage patients in any channel and device of the patient’s choice. Agencies may also be incurring additional costs and facing unnecessary risks (especially during a pandemic) when:
- Transporting a device to the patient’s home
- Being at the patient’s home to set-up the device and initially train the patient/caregiver
- Updating (or replacing) the device when it is damaged, dated, or obsolete
- Retrieving the device when it is no longer needed
- Storing the device until it is needed in the field
Synzi’s Innovative RPM
With Synzi’s RPM feature, post-acute care organizations can leverage patients’ everyday devices (such as smartphones, tablets, and PCs) while easily and securely obtaining patient data on key measures. Synzi’s complete HIPAA-compliant platform also includes video-based virtual visits, secure messaging, condition management, and assessments in order to:
- Monitor at-risk patients and reduce ER visits and rehospitalizations
- Improve understanding of the patient’s condition among the organization, the patient, and the broader care team (including the referring physician)
- Increase patient engagement and adherence
Administrators can also create, send, and conduct patient assessments on a regular basis. As a result, agencies gain additional insight into the patient’s progress and explore if the plan of care may need to be changed prior to the next visit, identify if an immediate intervention is needed, compare results across patient populations, and keep referring physicians engaged with patient updates.
Providers are safely continuing the delivery of valuable care while minimizing the risk of infection and transmission by using Synzi’s RPM feature to better monitor and manage patients.