Remote patient monitoring technology hits the healthcare moment in a particularly critical moment. An aging Baby Boomer population is reaching retirement age in the midst of a nationwide doctor shortage. Meanwhile, today’s patients now seek more autonomy and in-home care, despite rising healthcare costs.
Remote patient monitoring technology is set to offer a number of solutions to the challenges faced in modern healthcare, as we have sought to demonstrate throughout this series. To close out this five part series on the benefits of remote patient monitoring, let’s take a moment to recap some of the highlights from the first four parts.
Benefits of Remote Patient Monitoring for Patients
For patients, remote patient monitoring technology provides many benefits. RPM technology allows for more autonomy and personal freedom, while also empowering patients to take a more proactive approach to their care. This allows for earlier detection and more flexible adjustment of treatments, which in turn allows for the chance to improve outcomes without sacrificing comfort, cost or convenience.
Benefits of Remote Patient Monitoring for Payers
Naturally, health care payers are always looking for a way to control costs. Even better, costs are typically lower when patients are at their healthiest. Further, remote patient monitoring technology allows payers better communicative access to patients and providers, making for more seamless payer processes. This ensures that care isn’t held up over billing concerns, and can also help payers improve their HEDIS scores.
Benefits of Remote Patient Monitoring for Providers
High wait times and poor doctor to patient ratios are a sign that today’s healthcare providers have a bandwidth issue. Remote patient monitoring technology can help by automating certain monitoring elements, offloading supply and inventory management, as well as technical support issues with medical devices. By serving patients at home, doctors can also take more time with on premise patients, reduce wait times, and improve patient outcomes.
Benefits of Remote Patient Monitoring for Home Healthcare Organizations
Home healthcare organizations are under immense pressure to scale and integrate new technology while providing consistent and cost-effective care that improves patient outcomes at the same time. Leveraging remote patient monitoring software allows these organizations to offload numerous tasks, including IT, transportation logistics, and communications with other parts of the healthcare network, all of which can benefit home healthcare organizations.
Positive patient outcomes are made possible when all parties in the healthcare network operate in unison. Remote patient monitoring technology is poised to afford all members within that network with those benefits, and is set to fundamentally change healthcare for the better in coming years. Discover how your organization may be able to benefit from remote patient monitoring.