May 25, 2022

Examining the rapid adoption and benefits of RPM

Thanks to advances in technology and connected devices, remote patient monitoring devices (RPM) are altering the way healthcare is delivered and providing clinicians with new ways to combat several cardiovascular problems. 

What's Behind the Push: 

The Covid-19 pandemic was responsible for magnifying remote patient monitoring adoption by both clinicians and patients. During the time when avoiding in-person contact was paramount and telehealth was often the only option, RPM quickly became the top alternative to frequent office visits and readmissions.

Another big reason remote patient monitoring adoption is currently on an accelerated path is due to changes in reimbursement rules from the United States Centers for Medicare Services (CMS.) These changes now make RPM claims more straightforward.1

Today, a growing number of cardiology clinicians are adopting remote patient monitoring devices (RPM) and services.

According to estimates, RPM is set to grow from $745.7 million in 2020 to more than $1.7 billion by 2027.2   A recent survey of healthcare professionals from VivaLNK noted that 43 percent of clinicians believe RPM adoption will match in-patient monitoring in just five years.3 Additionally, the RPM systems market in the U.S. is estimated to reach $220 Million this year in the US alone.4

RPM allows clinicians and their patients to accomplish more with fewer office visits or check-ups and improves the health outcomes of the most vulnerable patients in many ways.

Improved Diagnosis & Tool to Fight Chronic Diseases

When clinicians have a holistic picture of a patient’s physiological parameters, they are empowered to make better decisions or diagnoses.

Connected medical devices allow clinicians to review data to assess a patient’s current health. Likewise, once a course of treatment has been established, devices allow better review of alerts and data analysis for improved patient outcomes.

The result is an overall reduction in emergency department visits, readmission rates, and hospital stays are reduced immensely. RPM can reduce ER visits and hospitalizations and can also reduce long-term costs associated with complications, such as the costs for evaluations, testing, or procedures.

Recent research confirms that if RPM cardiac interventions are designed with patients and providers in mind, and with the implementation of key factors, a reduction in acute hospital events among patients is likely. 5

Improving Workflows: 

It is becoming increasingly challenging for clinicians to manage more patients, document work, and manage volumes of data. RPM gives clinics the ability to better manage chronic conditions while increasing efficiency.

That’s where Rhythm360 from RhythmScience comes in. We are the only platform that allows practices to remotely manage both implanted device patients and chronic disease patients in one easy-to-use dashboard. 

Benefit from remote device transmissions from all vendors:

  • One portal = One login
  • Uniform alerts across all vendors
  • Standardized summary report 
  • Full vendor report attached to summary
  • The technician can write notes before submitting
  • The clinician can write notes before e-signing
  • Audit trail for tracking purposes

 

Rhythm360 connects to your clinic’s EHR with integrations that include E-sign reports directly in EHR, imported to documents or images, and automated billing processes, for fast and accurate reimbursement.

With our staff extension services, our certified clinicians analyze data, write notes, and flag reports so you don't have to. We monitor device alerts 24/7 and let you know if an alert happens based on predetermined criteria. 

 

At RhythmScience, we're revolutionizing cardiac data by providing building blocks for comprehensive remote care. Helping cardiology practices be more productive and improving patient care is what we live for 

Request a free practice evaluation to see how Rhythm360 can help your team streamline its process: https://www.rhythm360.io/

Sources:

  1. https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/cms-takes-action-modernize-medicare-home-health-0
  2. https://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/3397959/remote-patient-monitoring-systems-global-market
  3. https://www.medicaleconomics.com/view/remote-patient-monitoring-expected-to-rise
  4. https://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/remote-patient-monitoring-devices-market
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=RPM+redcues+hopitilations

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