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FEATURED ARTICLES: REMOTE MONITORING

  • Advances In mHealth: Remote Monitoring In Clinical Trials
    Advances In mHealth: Remote Monitoring In Clinical Trials

    Remote monitoring – a key element of mHealth, where mobile solutions are used to deliver health – is becoming ubiquitous in the U.S. population. Some 60 percent of U.S. adults track their weight, diet, or exercise routine, and a recent Gartner forecast predicted that the overall wearable market would expand from 275 million devices in 2016 to 323 million devices in 2017. By Vincent Miller, Project Coordinator, Duke Clinical Research Institute

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FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

  • The Problem With Consumerism In Healthcare
    The Problem With Consumerism In Healthcare

    Many industry leaders championed a free market approach to healthcare during the 12th Annual World Health Care Congress last week. Here are a few key reasons why I don’t think this model is “the fix” our industry so desperately needs.

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  • A Road Map To Accelerating  Health IT Value And Innovation
    A Road Map To Accelerating Health IT Value And Innovation

    Health IT is in a state of constant evolution, and it often seems that, for every problem solved, another is created. That’s why it’s vital we stop to assess where the industry stands from time to time, as well as look to the future to determine the best course to take to achieve our collective goals.

  • Medical Moneyball — What Healthcare Stands To Learn From The Oakland A’s
    Medical Moneyball — What Healthcare Stands To Learn From The Oakland A’s

    With all the talk of Big Data, there are still big questions as to how to most effectively leverage information and data to make a positive impact on healthcare delivery, cost, and outcomes. One health system leader thinks an approach developed by a Major League baseball team might be a game changer.

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ABOUT REMOTE PATIENT MONITORING

Remote patient monitoring (RPM), or remote monitoring, is technology that enables healthcare providers to monitor patients outside of the normal healthcare environment. Remote patient monitoring may increase access to care for patients and decrease healthcare delivery costs. With remote monitoring, patients can resume normal daily activities while having their current vital signs and other at-risk factors monitored by their healthcare provider. This can also provide patients with a level of comfort, knowing that they are being monitored and supported by healthcare professionals at all times.

Remote monitoring also provides healthcare providers with extended sets of medical data, providing a non-stop stream of patient data to allow for trend analysis and other reporting.

Remote monitoring is becoming more common among dementia patients, patients at risk of falling, diabetes patients, and many others. The Veterans Health Administration has been an early adopter of RPM technologies and the United Kingdom's Department of Health launched a program in 2008 aimed at increasing access to RPM technologies. Depending on the diseases and the parameters that are monitored, different combinations of sensors, storage, and applications must be deployed.