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Kaiser Permanente's View on Remote Patient Monitoring

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is a great solution for health care providers and their patients. It enables providers to extend care outside of the doctor’s office or hospital and into the patient’s home. RPM has been referred to as "medicine without the walls," and is fast becoming the ideal solution to reduce readmissions, cut wasteful utilization, and provide better overall care to patients. 

WHAT RPM MEANS FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

RPM supplements the work of clinicians by providing easy access to pertinent information through technology that tracks symptoms and vital signs such as heart rate, blood pressure, weight, blood oxygen, and lung function. Healthcare Providers receive a notification when a patient is declining so they can intervene when needed to deter an emergency situation. This enables more time for providers to focus on meeting with the patients most in need.  It’s important to note that as of Jan 2019, RPM is 100% covered by Medicare and yields monthly reimbursements of $143 per patient per month.

It’s no secret why the most preeminent leaders in healthcare are already leveraging RPM and telemedicine to furnish exceptional quality care.  Kaiser Permanente -- the nation's largest nonprofit integrated health care system and leader in policy shaping and innovation contributes over half of its 110 million patient interactions to telemedicine. Kaiser predicts that by 2020 e-visits will exceed in-person visits.

WHAT RPM MEANS FOR PATIENTS

Patients can save time and money (i.e. gas, babysitters, lost hours at work, etc.) with remote monitoring.  It creates increased patient engagement and satisfaction, leads to improved outcomes, and builds a safety net for seniors allowing them to live at home longer. Today, RPM is finally getting the attention it deserves-- from patients and caregivers, to providers and healthcare stakeholders throughout all corners of the healthcare ecosystem. 

For more information about remote patient monitoring and wellness management services, feel free to contact us today. 

Click HERE for more information on RPM Reimbursement.