How relevant is remote patient monitoring (RPM) in healthcare? Is it just the latest fad, a great concept but with no real practical worth? Or is it here to stay as a critical solution to healthcare transformation? Well, according to a recent survey of 273 North American healthcare professionals, RPM and Telehealth have become the #1 IT priority in healthcare, surpassing data security, EHR and patient portals.
Survey Key Findings:
- The highest-ranking methods of telehealth currently used by participants were live video and RPM.
- 46% of participants indicated current use of live video.
- 41% of participants indicated current use of RPM.
- Of those not yet using RPM or live video, 85% of respondents said they plan to do so within the next three years.
- Improving patient outcomes and facilitating greater patient satisfaction were the top motivators for adopting telehealth
- Two-thirds of survey respondents expect their telehealth budgets to grow over the next three years.
- Survey participants ranked implementing RPM technologies as the top IT priority followed by enhanced data security, EHR and patient portals.
The survey reveals RPM and telehealth as a primary area of focus in today’s US Healthcare System.
With the clinical evidence of RPM benefit well demonstrated coupled with Medicare’s recent momentous reimbursement, RPM adoption is positioned to experience a pronounced growth in the imminent future.