Remote patient monitoring (RPM) though by no means a new care modality is evolving rapidly, spurred by the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding regulatory push to expand access to care.
In its simplest form, RPM involves the use of connected electronic tools to record personal health and medical data in one location that is reviewed by a provider at a different location. The data may or may not be viewed as soon as it is transmitted.
Increasingly, health systems are leveraging RPM to care for patients suffering from a myriad of conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, and COVID-19. In addition, regulatory changes enacted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have bolstered this trend, indicating that RPM is becoming an important part of care delivery.