Remote Patient Monitoring: One Step in Addressing Provider Burnout

Provider burnout has been an issue for a long time. Long hours often due to inefficiencies in the work environment, electronic health record (EHR) stress, complicated patients and poor work-home balance lead to burnout. Add to that a high volume of patient visits on a daily basis and not enough time to spend with each […]

RPM Success during COVID-19: There’s No Place like Home

MDLife – January 2021 By Frank Astor, MD, MBA, FACS,  Chief Medical Officer for WITHmyDOC. It has become a familiar sight, especially during the very worst days of the COVID-19 pandemic: news reports on surging numbers of positive cases and hospitalizations resulting in lack of hospital beds and resource capacity. Hospital staff and providers sharing […]

The Future Is Now: Richard Rodriguez of ‘WITHmyDOC’ On How Their Technological Innovation Will Shake Up Healthcare

Asa part of our series about cutting edge technological breakthroughs, I had the pleasure of interviewing Richard Rodriguez of WITHmyDOC. As President and CEO of WITHmyDOC, Richard Rodriguez combines his previous healthcare background with his technology experience, coming full circle to transform healthcare. He began his career as a state-certified paramedic, working both as a […]

Remote Patient Monitoring: A Fad or Here to Stay?

It started with telehealth’s rise to popularity. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth took on a new life. Patients weren’t comfortable traveling to their doctor’s office unless it was absolutely necessary; a telehealth visit was safer. Consequently, physician offices embarked on crash courses in telehealth. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) […]

COVID-19 Clinic Solution: Monitoring the Patient’s Oxygen Levels at Home

Currently the U.S. is seeing a new COVID-19 surge with numbers of new cases rising significantly and hospitals nearing or at capacity of beds and ICU units. In addition, two people are dying every minute from coronavirus. To help hospitals manage the crush of new COVID-19 patients, CMS recently launched its Acute Hospital Care at […]

RPM’s Invaluable Role During COVID-19

In a matter of weeks, COVID-19 public health numbers have almost doubled, reporting close to 15 million positive cases and 280,000 deaths nationwide, since March 2020. These data confirm the arrival of a “second wave” or “surge” that our experts anticipated with the start of fall and early winter. According to a December 4, 2020 […]

Deadline Nears to Apply for FCC Connected Care Pilot Program

Access to virtual care and remote patient monitoring for Americans without internet access is being boosted by a significant funding program. Applications for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Connected Care Pilot Program, providing $100 million in network equipment and services for providers offering innovative telehealth and remote care services to low-income patients and veterans, is […]

Telemedicine, RPM and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting the need for effective virtual healthcare as its continuing spread presents unprecedented challenges of managing the health of the patient population in a save, effective manner. In a pandemic where in-person, face-to-face treatment poses a significant risk, home-based monitoring for symptom escalation can help reduce the risk of transmission. So […]

The ABC’s of Remote Patient Monitoring

As the use of telehealth exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic, physicians began to use remote patient monitoring (RPM) to help treat patients. RPM provides patients with at-home medical devices that capture vital signs and electronically transmits the data to the physician’s office on a daily basis. Although the pandemic brought popularity to telehealth and shed […]

From the CMO

MD Life – November 2020 These are the facts: over eight million positive COVID-19 cases have been reported so far this year in the US, with at least 200,000 deaths attributed to the virus. The word pandemic takes a real and immediate meaning in our daily life.  Physicians, including myself, never imagined witnessing a pandemic […]