REMOTE PATIENT MONITORING (RPM)
Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) is essential to telemedicine care. A technology platform that enables healthcare providers to monitor a patient between the face-to-face or synchronous telehealth visits. By allowing providers to view their patients’ health data continuously, you can improve patient outcomes and provide value-based care. Real-time information about patient risk, intervention, and helps manage patient care before a health episode occurs. This is especially true of those patients at risk for hypertension and heart disease and post-surgical care.
Patients can use their own devices through an RPM platform, and physicians can prescribe health monitoring devices for home use. Connectivity to blood pressure monitors, blood glucose meters, digital scales, pulse oximeters, and thermometers or other biometric devices is coordinated by the software. In this COVID-19 pandemic, Remote Patient Monitoring empowers your providers to remotely track your patients’ biometric information and symptoms at their homes via remote patient monitoring technology effortlessly. Center for Medicare Services has now authorized reimbursement for remote patient monitoring. Finding a quality service provider, with no upfront device fees and will provide you wtih reports to all your billers to submit claims for direct payer reimbursments is key to a successful RPM program.
RPM – a Telemedicine Must Have!
ptrMedical.Services has partnered with KangarooHealth in their Remote Patient Monitoring Platform. Chronic and Acute conditions enables seemless tracking and identifying early symptoms between your patient visits (telemedicine or face-to-face).
What Is KangarooHealth?
This remote care program takes full advantage of the latest technology to offer disease monitoring and personalized health coaching. With an AI-assisted platform, health care providers can virtually “see” at-risk patients to identify early symptoms, reduce the burden placed on patients to monitor themselves, and help patients establish healthy habits.
This platform allows practitioners, therapists, and coaches to collaboratively provide virtual care that is personalized for each patient’s needs. It focuses on three specific areas of care to reduce your workload and allow you to increase earnings without hiring additional staff, buying a larger facility, or otherwise augmenting overhead costs. Those areas are:
- Customized coaching for each patient (typically a 15-min health coaching per week with a personalized KangarooHealth coach.)
- Daily health monitoring (biometric sensors of Blood Pressure monitor, weight scale, blood glucose, spO2, and pulse monitor, etc. through a Patient App)
- Early risk detection (AI-assisted physiological data is analysed and reported)
We already outlined the benefits above, basically KangarooHealth helps providers give real-time care to patients without adding to your operational hours or staff. The benefits to patients are equally powerful: early detection leads to early intervention to improve health outcomes and quality of life. Earn profit starting the first month of RPM services to your patients. Keep your practice financially resilient, throughout the year and reponsive to economic and global events. RPM can help keep track of patients during this COVID-19 pandemic.
How It Works
- The Health Coach Kim has her health coach license, and her patient Sarah needs a customized coaching program. Kim creates this program ensuring it helps Sarah control her current conditions and also develop habits that focus on key health aspects:
- The Patient: As part of her personalized plan, Mary receives a blood pressure monitor so she can take daily readings. She’s also instructed to download a mobile app, which Kim helps her learn to use so she can manage her blood pressure.
- The Physician: Thanks to real-time feedback provided by the KangarooHealth platform, Mary’s physician is notified if she has abnormal readings/vital signs. He or she can then follow-up with Mary and provide intervention measures to prevent complications like heart attack or stroke.
Who Is This Right for?
This platform is designed for any care provider who wants to streamline workflow, improve patient care, and generate higher revenues. It is designed for use in a variety of practices – both large and small – and can be integrated for targeted patient populations as well as those with widespread chronic conditions. Typically suited for providers managing patients with diabetes, obesity, heart conditions such as congestive heart failure or hypertension; RPM can prevent catastrophic and expensive outcomes. However providers concerned with early symptoms and readmission rates in interventional cardiology and orthopedic surgery also can benefit from the real-time monitoring. Wound infection, DVT post-surgery, pain, and rejection can be identified early.
This platform is right for anyone who wants to conveniently connect with a health coach. It’s also ideal for those who want to communicate with practitioners at the time and place that is convenient for them. RPM provides real-time information about when at-risk patients’ condition becomes unmanaged or out of compliance to allow practitioners to rapidly intervene. Data collected before the subsequent visit enables the patient to have a more informed patient appointment, face to face or telemedicine.
Move to Virtual Care
Virtual care is not intended to replace in-person care, but rather augment it. With this platform, patients and providers can work together for disease detection, prevention, and health building. Have a conversation on how KangarooHealth can work with your practice model.