Remote Patient Monitoring – Technology to Yield Better Patient Outcome

Perks of remote patient monitoring (RPM) for physicians are many: ease of access to patient data, ability to provide higher quality care to more people with a lower risk of burnout – and for healthcare providers – higher efficiency and lower costs, to name just a few. But what are the advantages of RPM for chronic patients?

It is a question with a very encouraging number of answers. And as telemedicine companies continue to develop new and better technology solutions, more benefits are likely to emerge in the coming years. But, in short, the main benefits of Remote Health Monitoring for patients in 2017 include:

1. Improved access to health care

2. Improvement of the quality of care

3. Tranquility and daily security

4. Improved support, education, and feedback

RPM offers patients Better Access to healthcare

In a nation where a dramatic increase in the number of policyholders has made it more difficult for some people to access caregivers, remote patient monitoring increases the ability of doctors to treat more people. The prospect of more healthcare organizations adopting RPM technology opens the door to extended access to patient care at the national level.

RPM Improvement of quality care for patients

Besides improving the quantity of health care, Remote Patient Monitoring also has the ability to improve the quality of care. Because RPM connects physicians more directly (and virtually instantaneously) with relevant patient data, it makes their daily activities more efficient and facilitates the possibility of burnout – resulting in obvious benefits for health care.

Even better, Remote Health Monitoring improves patient behavior by creating a system where people are more involved and responsible for their health. Effective RPM programs offer technology that, far from being the cold, clinical and intimidating medical technology that comes to mind for many consumers, is very convenient and familiar to patients.

A Remote Patient Monitoring program created by Care Innovations for a congestive heart failure program has given:

1. 80% patient engagement rate, with 24 average uses per patient per month

2. 94% of patients reported having found the technology easy to use

3. 93% of patients were willing to recommend it to others

Telehealth study for people with diabetes mellitus showed an even more remarkable engagement rate, including:

1. 97% satisfaction with the availability of nurses

2. 100% satisfaction with the quality of care of the nurse

3. 97% satisfaction with patients’ ability to improve and manage their own health needs

4. Overall satisfaction rate of 100% with the RPM service

Benefits of RPM to patients: Assurance

As important as patient comfort and commitment, the benefits of remote health monitoring go beyond that, providing people with the invaluable assurance that someone looks after their health and well-being on a daily basis.

Diagnostic Technology Innovations in Animal Health Care

Animal health care has become an increasingly important market for the veterinary sector when it comes to products and care provision services. It has offered a lot of windows to the private sector and has given way to the mainstream of how animal healthcare is managed in a global market. On this respect the debate about the requirements of animal health care and how it is met by veterinary providers is increasing. How are animal needs met? What are the adaptations being made in the solutions provided to improve the state of animal health care in the country?

Pet owners in the 20th century have vastly evolved from the casual groomer of the old days. A lot of pet owners are doing whatever it takes to provide the best care and quality of living for their pets. A surprising 10% of the medicine distribution scale in the United States alone is attributed to animal treatment. This is just one of the medical scopes that animal health care has advanced on through the years, and the trend is replicating in other aspects of medical diagnostics and wellness promotion in animals.

Radiological diagnostics such as X-rays play a crucial role in the promotion of animal health care. Even more, veterinary medicine and animal hospital offer this as more pet owners take advantage of this diagnostic exam in making sure their pets are getting top of the line treatment and early diagnosis for diseases. Digital imaging systems are now being developed specific to animal health care; Computerized Radiography and Direct Radiography are now becoming popular as a diagnostic process for detecting tumors and anomalies in animals. With the new technology being groomed to cater to Animal Health Care needs, you now see automated tools that give digital imaging in a matter of seconds.

Dental medicine in Animal Health Care is another avenue that is receiving much improvements and mainstream technology to increase the interest of pet owners. Gum disease is a leading problem for a lot of pets and now, Dental treatment in every area of Animal Oto-Pharyngeal Science can be explored with diagnostic technology. Mobile wireless panels used as X-rays are now brought to patient homes, and small digital plates are becoming very popular for veterinary diagnostic centers to increase the amount of convenience for pet owners seeking dental treatment for their pets.

This is just the start of the technological revolution in Animal Health Care, with the increase in global marketing and awareness programs for the importance of early pet disease detection more and more companies are providing innovative diagnostic solutions for veterinary medicine to use.