What is Real-time Biometric Patient Monitoring?
Remote patient monitoring (RPM), a primary element of telehealth, is user-friendly technology used to monitor patients in real-time outside of conventional clinical settings (e.g. in the home) to provide better access to care and decreased healthcare delivery costs.
What Kind of Technology?
These are wireless, Bluetooth or Wi-fi enabled biometric devices specific for real-time monitoring of blood glucose, blood pressure, body temperature, weight, heart rate, lung function, etc. Monitoring these vitals can give the healthcare provider an indication of how a patient’s health is progressing or deteriorating. Any adverse observation in any of these factors will send an alert to the patient’s healthcare team who will then triage and treat as necessary to avoid further decline.
The patient can be monitored at any time, from anywhere, and in real-time. When deteriorations in health are identified and addressed immediately, it reduces the number of hospital visits and readmissions decreasing unnecessary costs to patients and healthcare providers.
How Do Biometric Devices Work?
These portable devices provided by the provider capture the patient’s symptoms and biometric data. They also track and promote medication adherence and compliance to a care plan. All data is transmitted wirelessly in real-time to a HIPAA-compliant online portal where the doctor or the medical team can make an evaluation.
During online consultations, patients can interact with their healthcare team and discuss the findings from the biometric monitoring. To ensure the privacy of sensitive healthcare data, patients can decide who all can access their data to address their care needs. This real-time transmission of data enables doctors to deliver evidence-based interventions and make any changes to care plans as needed.
These user-friendly biometric devices and the required infrastructure are provided by PMD Healthcare. Get in touch with us for more information.