When people define chronic disease the most common ones would be cardiovascular disease and diabetes. This is no longer the term for the elderly, but gradually spread in various age groups and requires periodic monitoring and management.
Because they need a long term medical care attention, the traditional diagnostic equipment has become their daily burden while spending time of jotting the measurements and recording the data on the log book which lack of a real-time caregiver services; besides that, during pandemic, making a doctor appointment visit would discourage those elders due to travel risks. Delay or avoidance of medical care because of COVID-19 has made the distance between people further away and leads to the remote patient monitoring (RPM) era since 2020.
Luckily, RPM solution makes us get closer to a healthier lifestyle with no distance and monitor a patient’s health conditions without requiring the patient to physically visit a practice.
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There is no time and space limit while using RPM solutions. According to Grand View Research, the global remote patient monitoring system market size was valued at USD 956.46 million in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.7% from 2021 to 2028*1. Based on a trend report called Insider Intelligence, it has estimated that thirty million US patients will use RPM tools, which it would be 11.2% of population by 2024. Obviously, those people who need medical care have changed their traditional doctor visit habit to a cyber one.
One of the leading factors driving the development of RPM is the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The Covid-19 disease resulted in shortage of hospital beds, shortage of hospital staff, home quarantine and life- threatening travel risk worldwide, the patients suffering from chronic illness were advised against visiting hospitals physically for treatment. Additionally, the rising prevalence of cardiovascular diseases, in confluence with the growing geriatric population, which is more susceptible to chronic conditions, represents another key factor fueling the RPM market growth. Furthermore, improving healthcare infrastructure and rapid advancements in wireless technologies, along with the increasing penetration of smartphones, are shifting healthcare services from clinic-centric to patient-centric delivery models, such as RPM. This is escalating the demand for RPM systems across the globe.
How does a remote patient monitoring system work?
Unlike other telehealth delivery methods, RPM services do not require interactive audio-video and virtual visits, nor must patients be located in rural areas. They simply require technology that collects and interprets physiologic data. This data generally comprises weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, blood oxygen levels, heart rate and electrocardiograms, which are transmitted to healthcare providers.
The real benefits for us
While RPM is rapidly growing, people start to adopt this into their lifestyle and wide spread benefits to the providers.
On one hand, the public starts to get used to RPM healthcare life, especially for elders. When pandemic really hit us, the actual benefit of RPM for elders will reduce traveling and direct contact through people. On the other hand, RPM aids health professionals in monitoring the condition and improving the quality of care given to the patients.
This convenient medical technology has helped improve care, gain efficiencies, reduce readmissions, decrease costs of care, bridge the gap of healthcare access, as well as accommodate extra patients while focusing more on their patients with urgent needs.
Going forward, home health and chronic care management will remain key areas where healthcare organizations leverage remote patient monitoring, but the use cases have, and will continue to expand to a broad range of patient populations, generating benefits not only to elders, but to reach all age groups to get timely health diagnostics.
How URiGHT helps?
URiGHT provides a series of smart medical devices and healthcare applications enabled with Bluetooth low energy, which is ideal for completing your RPM/ telehealth/ telemedicine/ mHealth/ ehealth/ home healthcare solution.
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*Photo Source: Telehealth to Experience Massive Growth with COVID-19 Pandemic, Says Frost & Sullivan. Retrieved from https://www.frost.com/news/press-releases/telehealth-to-experience-massive-growth-with-covid-19-pandemic-says-frost-sullivan/.