Top 4 Technology Considerations Using Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) for Early Intervention

Using the right strategy, remote patient monitoring turns episodic care into preventative care, potentially improving the patient experience and health outcomes.

Most senior patients or those with chronic illnesses wait until the last minute—when things are going wrong—to contact their physician. They complain of feeling poorly, but neither patient nor physician has access to the data that can pinpoint a problem. This can oftentimes lead to unplanned trips to the doctor’s office, clinic or the emergency

Healthcare, however, has changed rapidly over the last few years. In the age of COVID-19, patients are willing to do everything they can to avoid contact with people outside their circle, especially those who also might have compromised immune systems. Luckily, technology has kept pace with the need for remote care. Many seniors are now open to adopting solutions that can monitor their vital signs such as pulse, oxygen levels, temperature, weight, blood glucose and other statistics in real time and over time to detect any issues, while they remain safely in place at home or short- or long-term living facility. This gives physicians deeper insight into the health of their patients earlier in the cycle, allowing them to intervene much more quickly if the patient’s vital statistics indicate a trend downward.

RPM is a fundamentally different way to practice healthcare, and early intervention via RPM is returning better outcomes for patients. RPM offers real-time recordings of vital signs. Previously doctors relied on patients to use store-bought devices, take vital signs correctly and communicate that information in a timely fashion. RPM is designed to provide information in between office visits and also connect care team members with their patients at the right time with the right information.

RPM gives physicians access to larger data sets for an overall better picture than a single report of a vital sign, such as high blood pressure. For clinicians, RPM provides rich data sets over time and allows the provider to spot and react to trends in the data. Additionally, physicians can also gain immediate insight to how the patient is actually feeling at that time and escalate to a phone call or video call. Having that direct access for quick intervention decreases ER/hospital

Click here for the full article

A Look at Wi-Fi Versus Cellular for Remote Patient Monitoring

There’s a lot of buzz in the health care industry about the coming 5G wireless standard, which promises to bring high speed, low latency connections to businesses. With 5G, health care organizations are able to quickly and easily transmit data that requires a high bandwidth, such as CT scans and X-rays. But it will also have an impact on lower bandwidth applications, such as the data found in home health care applications.

The reality is that for most health care organizations and the patients they serve, 5G won’t be available in a broad way for at least a few years. However, remote patient monitoring (RPM) solutions—which can transform seniors’ care by helping them live independently—need reliable connectivity options to transmit data between the patient and the doctor’s office or hospital.

Click here for the full article.

Beyond telehealth: the virtual care technology trends that will transform healthcare

How contact tracing, contactless experiences and remote monitoring will redefine healthcare and public health.

A recent estimate by consulting firm McKinsey suggests that $250 billion in healthcare spending could shift to virtual care models in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Notwithstanding the dramatic headline, there is no disputing that we are directionally headed towards a significant shift in the way care is delivered. If anything, the actual shift in spend could be much higher.

Click to Read the Full Story

The ability to interact with patients and monitor their vital signs remotely helps us continue managing their existing health problems during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing it brought is changing the way the doctors at Excellence Medical Center interact with their Cape Coral, Florida, patients. Christine Mackie, MD, and other healthcare professionals at the medical center were well-positioned to for the impact with their continued use of telemedicine through Anelto Remote Care instead of face-to-face visits for routine care of their elder patients.

Click to Read the Full Story

Benzinga: The ability to interact with patients and monitor their vital signs remotely helps us continue managing their existing health problems during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing it brought is changing the way the doctors at Excellence Medical Center interact with their Cape Coral, Florida, patients. Christine Mackie, MD, and other healthcare professionals at the medical center were well-positioned to for the impact with their continued use of telemedicine through Anelto Remote Care instead of face-to-face visits for routine care of their elder patients.

Click to Read the Full Story

LinkedIn: Small and mighty. Small businesses are driving innovation.

National Small Business Week was created to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs and small business owners across the U.S. I think we can all agree that they’re the backbone of our economy and often the go-to example of the American dream in action. AND something that I see every day is that small businesses are also important leaders of innovation—the brave, the curious, and the creative types pushing our world forward. They’re asking the right questions, experimenting with new techniques, and looking for better, more efficient ways to make technology work for the world.

Click to Read the Full Story

AT&T: Anelto Health and ATT

The number of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to more than double from 46 million in 2016 to over 98 million by 2060. And the 65-and-older age group’s share of the total population will increase to nearly 24 percent from 15 percent1.

Click to Read the Full Story