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Telemonitoring during COVID-19 and Beyond

Get resourceful with Telemonitoring

New temporary changes to federal regulations are meant to help you do that. COVID-19 has forced systems to move from strategic growth in one program direction to now serving every patient. It’s important to have discussions on the best ways to quickly scale up and reach more people. Think of how to use telephones, texting, and how to reach patients who have not consented to using these modes of communication before. Consider web-based and link-based services providers can use to easily expand to reach more people.

Remote Patient Monitoring Revenue

There is remote patient monitoring revenue just waiting for collection

Medical evidence and clinical guidelines published over the last decade have showcased the importance of 24-hour ambulatory remote patient monitoring as the reference standard, and self-measured blood pressure monitoring (SMBP) as an acceptable alternative for obtaining BPs to diagnose and treat hypertension.

BPM - Frequently asked questions about blood pressure measurements

What does my blood pressure value correspond to?

Your blood pressure is measured by two numbers: 

  • The first corresponds to systole. This is when the heart contracts and ejects blood into the arteries.
  • The second corresponds to diastole. This is when the heart relaxes.
  • The unit of measurement of blood pressure is the millimeter of mercury (mmHg).

 

Why do my blood pressure values ​​vary?

Remote Patient Care Applied to Home Health Care

Case Study:  Remote Patient Care Applied to Home Health Care.

We recently visited a 81 year old Home Health Care patient who had previously lost her husband.  She was receiving 3 x 4 hour blocks of home health care each day, but was still feeling anxious.

During the late afternoon, and sometimes in the middle of the night, "Mary" would become disoriented, anxious, and quite distressed.  This is quite common for folks on the lighter end of the Dementia spectrum.

Telemedicine Helps Skilled Nursing Facilities Avoid Unnecessary Hospitalizations

When doctors could be reached via telemedicine to decide whether a patient in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) should be hospitalized, 29% of the patients evaluated avoided a hospital visit, saving $1.55 million over the course of a year, according to results reported