Remote Patient Management (RPM) is shifting care away from the clinic and into the home. RPM, combined with edge computing technology makes it easier for patients with long term chronic conditions such as heart failure, atrial fibrillation, COPD, hypertension and diabetes stay connected to their clinical care team with simple to use, home based devices.
Consistent monitoring of patient generated health data and care plan adherence can enable clinicians to rapidly respond to clinically relevant patient health information. Rapid response to patient events can facilitate early interventions, reduce hospitalizations and minimize readmission penalties outlined in the Affordable Care Act.
Heart failure (HF) is the biggest single cause of hospital admissions in the US. Up to 30% of heart failure patients are readmitted within thirty days of discharge from the hospital. Initial readmission costs approach $20,000 per patient.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make breathing difficult.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common cause of disability and is the cause of 20% of all acute admissions in hospitals..
management requires control of multiple parameters: blood pressure
, weight, and blood glucose. The real-time delivery of blood glucose and blood pressure readings enables immediate alerts for patient and healthcare providers to intervene when needed.
Checking your blood pressure at home is an important part of managing high blood pressure (hypertension). The American Heart Association and other organizations recommend anyone who has high blood pressure monitor his or her blood pressure at home.
Obesity refers to an increase in total body fat. The easiest and most widely accepted method of determining whether you are obese is by measuring your Body Mass Index, or BMI. To calculate your BMI, your weight and height are required.
Health economists from Johns Hopkins University writing in The Journal of Pain
reported the annual cost of chronic pain is as high as $635 billion a year, which is more than the yearly costs for cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
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