Remote patient monitoring is a technology that allows patients to be monitored outside of normal clinical settings, such as at home or in a remote area, which can increase access to care and reduce healthcare costs. Remote patient monitoring uses digital technologies to collect medical and other forms of health data from people in one location and securely electronically transmit that information to healthcare providers in another location for evaluation and recommendations. This allows healthcare providers to use mobile medical devices to track vital signs and/or analyze data in real-time.
Remote patient monitoring is a method of healthcare delivery that uses technology to monitor the health of patients outside of traditional clinical settings. It obtains biometric data (such as heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen levels, and sleep quality) from the patient’s location, then examines and explains this data, and sends it to a health care provider in another location. Monitoring programs can collect a wide range of point-of-care health data such as vital signs, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, blood oxygen, heart rate, and electrocardiograms. The RPM can perform the same observation of the patient as the nurse at the bedside, so the number of optional follow-up visits and appointments can be limited.