Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is increasingly becoming an imperative for health systems, with unexpected benefits.
RPM was growing in popularity long before Covid. It was being used to supplement a strained physician workforce, provide a more continuous connection between providers and patients, and respond to the increased consumer demand for convenient healthcare solutions.
When the pandemic hit, RPM became a necessity for those who had the infrastructure to deploy it. As safety concerns and social distancing restrictions complicated access to in-person care, RPM was used to fill the gaps, keeping patients safe at home without compromising their care.
Now with the increased use of RPM, health systems are discovering another benefit — the ability of remote monitoring to accurately capture blood pressure readings compromised by white coat syndrome, and identify and manage potential adverse health outcomes.