With the global pandemic, many businesses, including practices and clinics, had to adapt to new challenges and find new ways of staying open.
Telemedicine and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) was used before the pandemic but became crucial when patients could no longer visit doctor offices and clinics. Today, physicians can use a patient portal to communicate with their patients, message each other with common questions, and provide pharmacy refills and doctor’s notes without seeing a patient. As the pandemic fades, these vital options continue to grow, benefiting patients and providers.
Patients have become used to telemedicine, where they can see the doctor for follow-up appointments or minor medical issues through their phone. They appreciate the ease of telemedicine and the fact they don’t have to wait in the lobby for their appointment and be exposed to other sick people.
More and more doctors are turning to Remote Patient Monitoring to ensure their patients remain healthy and to catch health issues early. Both patient and provider can now track their health trends. This reduces hospital readmissions, in some cases, by 70%.
Every physician understands that patients can show symptoms of larger problems very early on – often long before the patient realizes it. Medek’s Remote Patient Monitoring solution allows healthcare professionals to intervene and interact with patients before their next office visit.
By using a Remote Patient Monitoring solution, providers can be alerted when anything changes with their patients, even if they haven’t seen them in person for months. Using connected devices paid for by CMS, providers can monitor patients at their homes daily, with no extra effort or time.
The Medek RPM clinical team will handle every aspect of the process for providers like you.
Under the Medek RPM, we work to register as many of your patients as possible to the Remote Patient Monitoring system. We’ll call them to let them know they will be getting a connected device, like a digital scale, blood pressure cuff, pulse oximeter, or a glucose monitor. Then we’ll deliver the device to them.
Biweekly connection calls by our healthcare professionals motivate, inspire and hold accountable patients while engaging them in their healthcare. Our case managers will monitor patients’ statistics and follow up with the patient if they don’t use the connected devices. Then our custom RPM program gives our physicians a report of their patients at any time.
Of course, nothing will ever equal the interaction of a doctor and patient and how valuable that in-person interaction is to diagnose an issue. But, with Remote Patient Monitoring, you will become a better physician, able to keep in contact with more patients using the latest technology.
And your Medicare reimbursements will increase because you can see more patients. More patient interactions are billable.
Patient outcomes improve as more medical data is gained. Patient engagement increases. Providers have more information to adapt medical plans, providing better medical care. Revenues increase as more billable interactions occur.