The importance of remote patient monitoring (RPM) and telehealth could not be better demonstrated than by the effectiveness they have shown in improving patient care at an urban health center in Ohio.
While telehealth visits have provided an alternative to in-person office visits for some patients. Without an RPM solution, critical physiological information needed to make diagnoses and design treatment plans is missing.
The COVID-19 pandemic has driven a large shift toward telehealth and remote patient monitoring, particularly among patients with chronic conditions.
A recent study observed a reduction in hypertension and cardiac events for patients receiving remote blood pressure monitoring and regular telehealth visits with a pharmacist as compared to patients treated with usual care.