Managing the Many Moving Parts of Remote Patient Monitoring
What really goes into deploying remote patient monitoring (RPM), and how can health organizations, whose core focus is care, manage the added complexities of providing for patients in their homes?
The Facts About Remote Patient Monitoring
Connected-care and other telehealth modalities enable clinicians and providers to care for patients at home and in the community. This liberates clinical workforces and resources, increases access to care, creates better patient health outcomes, and reduces cost spent per patient.
But, how is successful remote care actually achieved, and, what’s the catch?
The Catch in Delivering Telehealth
The problem in telehealth deployment is that delivering care in the community at a transformative scale requires expertise that simply falls outside of the traditional healthcare vertical.
While clinicians are experts at analyzing data and providing tailored, quality care to patients, it is not in their DNA to manage technology, logistics, and patient adoption of digital tools.
Placing this burden on clinicians is an unsustainable allocation of clinical resources, which could otherwise be used to relieve already-overburdened care delivery systems.
Instead, clinicians need support in managing these added layers of service, so they can maintain their critical focus on care.
The logistical expertise needed to effectively support clinicians in administering remote care may be far removed from the focus of health organizations. However, strategic partnerships are creating new value, and avenues, to fill these service gaps.
Making Telehealth Happen
Healthcare organizations and clinicians are innovating their delivery models to provide continuous care to eligible patients. This move, bringing care to patients wherever they are, is a key driver in curbing the unsustainable growth trends our healthcare systems are combatting.
These innovations are enormously valuable in their transformative impacts on systems we already know aren’t suited for our future realities.
However, delivering hospital-grade care to patients in their homes requires advanced medical asset management, a coast-to-coast logistical network, fluid operational support, a robust quality management system, and a customizable ability to scale digital health programming to mainstream patient populations.
What Goes into Delivering Remote Care?
Partnering for RPM Possibility
To successfully manage this full telehealth mix, health organizations are forging strategic partnerships with remote health logistics and operational support providers, like Medioh, whose expertise effectively fills these gaps in service scalability.
These partners must have established logistical networks and medical-standard quality systems to meaningfully scale remote care programs for health organizations. By removing technological and logistical issues from the care delivery equation, these partners help health organizations deliver better care to more patients, all while reducing resources spent.
By managing core aspects of the care delivery process, Medioh removes the barriers health organizations face that reduce the critical focus on care.