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Posted 14/03/2022 in Category 1

Remote Patient Monitoring Service: Learn About the Latest in Remote Patient Monitoring Technology and How it can Help You Manage Your Health from the Comfort of Your Own Home

Remote Patient Monitoring Service: Learn About the Latest in Remote Patient Monitoring Technology and How it can Help You Manage Your Health from the Comfort of Your Own Home

Did you know that you can now monitor your health and wellness without having to leave home? Remote patient monitoring (RPM) technology has come a long way in recent years, and it’s now easier than ever to use home medical devices to keep track of your health data. It is also now possible to use consumer-grade mobile devices like smartphones, smartwatches, fitness trackers, etc., to monitor your health and wellness, and incorporate data from these devices into your electronic medical records. 

The process begins with a secure account set up by the healthcare provider within the RPM portal for their patients. This account provides patients with virtual access to their doctor or nurse, as well as educational materials about their condition, to help them to make the right decisions about their health. 

So What is Remote Patient Monitoring?

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is a technology that enables healthcare providers to monitor and treat patients remotely.  Unlike a visit to the doctor’s office where you are examined physically, and medical data entered into your charts manually, patients can purchase home medical devices, from their medical provider or commercially, and do their own checks at home.  This includes vital sign checks such as heart rate, blood pressure, blood sugar, respiratory rate, and more. This data is saved in the patient’s electronic chart within the RPM software, where it can be accessed by their healthcare provider(s) in real-time.

How Does Remote Patient Monitoring Work?

Remote patient monitoring is typically implemented using wireless devices by patients at home. When the patient checks their weight, temperature, or blood pressure, for example, the readings are automatically uploaded into the patient’s chart.  The doctor, nurse, or therapist managing the care, can see their patient’s vital sign readings or can be automatically alerted when readings are out of normal range or prompted to take action based on the severity of the alert. Armed with this tool, providers can keep their patients out of the hospital longer, and patients can stay healthy while being personally involved in their care.

What are the Benefits of Remote Patient Monitoring?

Remote patient Monitoring benefits both the provider and the patients.  For the patients, it reduces the cost of travel and time taken off of work to visit a clinic.  It facilitates social distancing and allows patients to still receive attention while socially isolated at home.  It reduces emergency admissions and frequent hospitalizations of patients with chronic conditions. It gives patients autonomy and control over how they consume care.

Medical providers are less overwhelmed with patients requiring acute care at the hospital because they can now be kept healthier at home.   Treatment compliance is higher because providers have more real-time awareness of how the treatment is working and can make immediate changes to keep their patients on a healthy track. Patient education is more effective because they can get real-time feedback on how well patients understand their care.

Improved patient care

With RPM it is easier and more convenient for patients to visit a doctor 24/7.  The system includes video conferencing technology which allows the doctor and patient to communicate visually just as if they were in the office. 

And even before the patient is aware of worsening changes to their health status, providers can be alerted of these changes via the RPM and can be prompted to take appropriate medical interventions to avert any adverse situation, which would have otherwise gone unnoticed resulting in a healthcare emergency. 

Increased patient satisfaction

For patients with chronic health conditions accustomed to scheduling multiple physical visits to their provider’s office, remote health monitoring is a welcome relief.  Now armed with the ability to use data from consumer devices like a Fitbit tracker or Apple watch, information such as step count, nutrition, sleep and other health matrics can be synced right into the patient’s charts and be incorporated into their care.  Overal, RPM technology not only virtualizes care for patients but dramatically increases patient satisfaction scores.

In sumary

With the increasing use of remote monitoring technology, patients can keep an eye on their health even when stuck at home due to covid-19.  Not only is remote patient monitoring a great way to keep tabs on your health during the current pandemic, but it is a valuable tool for managing chronic conditions like diabetes, hypertension, etc.  Using wireless medical devices to monitor your health, puts you in charge of your health while reducing the frequency of doctor’s clinic visits or hospitalizations

A recent study found that remote patient monitoring can reduce the cost of care by as much as 50%. Fortunately, there are many wireless devices on the market that can be used for remote patient monitoring.  Many healthcare providers are now utilizing this technology to remotely deliver care to their patients.  If you are interested in using remote patient monitoring to improve your health, there are a few benefits to keep in mind.

Providers see quicker improvements in patients' health as they can access real-time vital signs data, enabling them to make crucial decisions fast, before minor health changes go on to become major problems. In fact, with the availability of regular vital signs updates, problems can be caught early and interventions on the part of the patient and providers can help to abort health emergencies, reducing the need for frequent hospitalizations.

The pandemic has highlighted the need for RPM as a way to better serve patients isolated at home with the Corona Virus. One thing is certain, providers who have already implemented RPM technology in their practice, there is no turning back. Covid-19 has not just stretched health systems around the world to their limit, but it has brought about some important changes in healthcare that highlighted the need for Virtual Care utilizing telehealth services, that is improving the practice of healthcare, both for clients and providers.

Now that you know all the great benefits of remote patient monitoring, it's time to take action! Ask your healthcare provider about setting up an account with Ecarerx.  Visit or contact us at From there, you can begin uploading your health data and taking advantage of all the wonderful benefits that RPM has to offer. Thanks for reading!