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How to improve patient care with remote monitoring solutions
Remote healthcare has taken big leaps forward over the past year, spurred on equally by new technologies and the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The biggest winners: senior patients, who are now able to benefit from more proactive care and avoid trips to the doctor’s office, clinic or emergency room. They can now use solutions such as remote patient monitoring (RPM) to track their vital statistics around the clock and share that information automatically each day with healthcare providers. Technologies such as RPM are helping to transform senior patient care, ensuring a patient’s safety and well-being while allowing them to live independently.
According to a recent report from the CDC, three-quarters of patients 65+ have two or more chronic conditions that require monitoring. This “Medicare population” makes up 71 percent of total U.S. healthcare spend. When patients are feeling poorly, they often end up at their doctor’s office or an emergency room or clinic. And in a COVID environment, that’s the last place patients with chronic illnesses should be.
There are other challenges the healthcare industry faces when treating patients with chronic illnesses, and RPM can help eliminate many of them: At-risk patients need to be monitored 24/7
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