5 Key points to consider before choosing your RPM technology partner
The way to approach healthcare is becoming advanced these days. The Covid-19 pandemic has also made doctors use digital technology to treat patients remotely and safely. Telehealth has the scope of getting strengthened even after the pandemic and growing stronger in the future.
Remote Patient Monitoring or RPM is a method of healthcare delivery that uses connected devices to collect the patient’s data and transfers the data using the information technology. Monitoring the data received from these connected devices are helpful to assess the patient’s current condition quickly and efficiently.
Perspective towards traditional healthcare system is evolving during this post-pandemic period. The advancement in information technology especially in healthcare IT, playing a major role and has an impact in every individual. Now a days, the connected devices are everywhere. Every smartphone and wearable devices that you are using is already collecting the vitals such as your walking steps, running or jogging and other vitals.
With the high need for remote technology in delivering healthcare, the providers or the hospitals should start implementing the RPM to their existing HIMS or telehealth system. There are few notable features and benefits that you should know before getting into it.
Patient-centric design and experience
The patients are the foremost users of the technology or the software platform, next to the doctors and healthcare providers. The UI has to be simple, easy to navigate and self-explained for ease of use. Therefore, the user interface should reflect the needs, experiences, and limitations of the patients. Some of the features that can improve the user experience are as follows.
- Simple login/sign-in process
- Upright font size, images, and icons
- No unnecessary elements or longer texts
- Reduce patient time learning to use the new device
- Offer remote translation of language
- Display relevant content
Data management and security compliance
Ensure the safety of your patients by ensuring the security and compliances of the platform or the software you choose. The connected RPM devices are capable of transmitting the vitals such as heart rate, blood sugar level, BP, weight, SPO2, etc., Make sure the devices you choose for remote monitoring is adhere with all the compliances according to the governing law.
The data collected from these devices must be stored and managed secure HIPAA infra structure.
RPM integrated with EMR
The data your RPM device collects from your patient is a crucial part of their health record. EMR enables long-term efficient management of data. If an RPM is integrated with an EMR, it is easy for a faster and proactive patient care. The measurable data can be easily tracked with remote patient monitoring.
Decision support module
Remote patient monitoring should support, data-driven decision-making. The collected data from these devices would enable providers to track the symptoms and plan accordingly to provide the proactive care to their patients. Ultimately, the patients will get personalized care.
Notification and alerts
The whole RPM system is relying on transferring the patient data collected via connected devices. If the RPM solution you choose is not capable of setting up the custom-rules to trigger the necessary alerts, then none of the users can be beneficial from the system.