Remote Patient Monitoring & How to Implement it into Your Practice with a Virtual Assistant
We live in a world where everything is remote. We no longer need to be in person for grocery shopping, work, school, or even workout classes. The medical industry is in the process of catching up to the virtual revolution. Healthcare virtual assistants can be used for an assortment of tasks, but a popular service that is gaining momentum is remote patient monitoring (RPM).
RPM is a digital health solution that allows the provider/doctor and our VA to analyze patients’ physiological parameters and trends to determine whether their condition is stabilized, deteriorating, or improving. This article will be focusing on how your practice can increase its efficiency with a virtual assistant and why it is so important to utilize RPM technology.
What is Remote Patient Monitoring and does it actually work?
The technology comes in an abundance of options for your patients to be monitored by. RPM can be done through wearable issue-specific monitors, bluetooth scales, skin patches, shoes, belts, or even Fitbits. Our RPM VA’s assist physicians working with patients that need maternal care, heart/diabetic management, weight loss oversight, medication monitoring, and many more areas. Whether you are a nutrition, pediatric, or chronic disease practice, RPM would benefit you. This advanced technology allows remote patients to feel safe because there is a virtual medical assistant documenting their stability. We know you want your patients to have a comfortable life, not constantly having to think about their health.
RPM not only optimizes your time in the office but also gives your patients peace of mind.
Do People Trust Remote Patient Monitoring?
Although RPM is becoming more widespread among the medical community, it is not necessarily a new idea. There have been many studies on the effects of it and how patients feel about it. In senior homes, it has been found that “promoting patient-centered care, and real-time monitoring of patients in their homes has reduced hospitalizations and readmission rates.” Health Payer Intelligence created a comprehensive report on how RPM programs have been affecting health plans, patients/caregivers, doctors, and health insurance providers.
They found that MVP Health Care achieved a patient satisfaction rating of 94-97%, and Geisinger Health Plan saved $3.30 for every dollar spent to implement an RPM program, showing that RPM really can enhance the lives of people who have health concerns.
Where My Mountain Mover Comes in…
Our Mountain Movers believe that effectively helping you and your patients must begin with cultivating a relationship. They are not just there to do behind-the-scenes monitoring without even knowing the patient’s specific situation. Our medical virtual assistants serve as patient advocates by collaborating with healthcare professionals, providing support with daily monitoring questions, and communicating with caregivers (if applicable). The medical industry is becoming more and more technologically advanced, and we do not want you to get left behind!
If you want to learn more about our business or what our VAs can do to specifically help you, call us at +1-909-610-9793 or schedule your FREE CONSULTATION today!