HealthTech Magazines September 8, 2020
Tara Matthews, CIO-CISO, Einstein Healthcare Network

Prior to COVID-19, Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) was primarily used for the chronic care business model in a telehealth strategy. The key use cases were heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as other conditions like diabetes and hypertension. It has now spilled over to be one of the main protocols for virtual care with a usage rate increasing possibly 64.3% nationwide this year, says a new report from Frost and Sullivan. The COVID-19 pandemic placed enormous pressure on emergency departments and health systems which were already understaffed and overworked. Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) technology can keep patents safe within the home while reducing stress on hospitals, emergency rooms, and the front-line health care workers.

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