Solving the Challenges of Patient Adoption for Remote Patient Monitoring

Patient adoption challenges are not unique to remote patient monitoring (RPM). Patient adoption is a frequent concern in healthcare, whether it is related to medication, therapies or technology – even to the use of a patient portal! Adoption of digital health solutions really ramped up as a result of COVID-19. The pandemic and the resulting […]

American Rescue Plan Allows Community Health Centers to Use Funding for Telehealth and RPM

Community health centers receive federal grant funding to serve under-insured and uninsured patients who may otherwise forego care. More than $6 billion from the American Rescue Plan was awarded to 1,400 community health centers across the country recently to aid primary healthcare services for the medically underserved communities and vulnerable populations they serve. Funds awarded […]

WITHmyDOC’s Role in Patient Adherence, the Key to RPM Success

Remote patient monitoring is transforming healthcare by providing real-time data to the care team to improve patient outcomes. During the height of the COVID-19 hospitalization crisis, we saw the value of RPM in the ability to treat patients with less severe symptoms in their home, thus freeing up much-needed hospital beds for sicker patients. On […]

RPM’s Light Bulb Moment for Patient Compliance and Engagement

Patient compliance is often elusive. It’s one of the great frustrations of the medical profession. True patient engagement usually only comes when the patient feels truly connected to and in charge of their own health. When healthcare providers are able to review patients’ biometric data as frequently as needed between office visits, it makes it […]

Implement Triage Protocols for Virtual Care – A Best Practice

Virtual care gained popularity last year during the COVID-19 pandemic, as many people were hesitant to go to the doctor’s office or other healthcare setting where they feared exposure to the coronavirus. Health systems and doctor’s offices quickly transitioned to telehealth and telemedicine to provide access to care. While telemedicine isn’t new, the pandemic surely […]

RPM Can Drive Better Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes

February is American Heart Month which encourages healthy living habits to improve heart health and to decrease the risk of heart disease. With heart disease being the number one killer in the U.S., its prevalence puts more attention on solutions to improve the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of this illness. Remote patient monitoring (RPM) gained […]

Is Home the New Hospital?

There are indications that ‘home’ already is the new hospital. Consider this: 1. Stories in the news recently about Mayo Clinic and other hospital systems have brought attention to the use of remote patient monitoring to provide care at home for some COVID-19 patients who otherwise would have to be hospitalized. For patients who test […]

<strong>Good News for RPM Providers:</strong> CMS Issues Revision of 2021 RPM Rules

CMS issued corrections on January 19 to the 2021 Physician Fee Schedule, clarifying how healthcare providers are paid for remote patient monitoring (RPM) and opening the door to improved reimbursement. The coverage was changed due to industry criticism following the December 2020 release of the final rule. Originally, in order to qualify for reimbursement under […]

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 […]

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 […]