Benefits of Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for alternative healthcare delivery methods. Remote patient monitoring (RPM) emerged as a valuable complement to telehealth, allowing doctors to remotely monitor patients’ health data in real-time.

How Remote patient monitoring Works:

RPM utilizes various devices to track vital signs like blood pressure, heart rate, and blood sugar. It can also monitor weight, activity levels, and sleep. A pilot program successfully demonstrated RPM’s applications for prenatal care, where expecting mothers take readings at home, transmitting the data to their doctors. Similarly, doctors are using remote spirometry for monitoring high-risk patients with COPD and asthma.