Making a patient adhere to the medical practice is like winning him all over and most medical practices are unable to retain their patients which have become an Achilles heel of the healthcare industry. Meanwhile, adhering to a devised care plan is also beneficial for the patients as non-adherence causes about 1,25,000 deaths each year. There is a marked decrease in hospital readmissions and medication non-adherence by the patients due to remote patient monitoring.
Patient engagement is influenced by several factors which are categorized as internal such as physician’s capability and patient motivation while external factors include opportunity or access to the patients. It is noted that Remote Patient Monitoring readily addresses both these factors and adds to patient satisfaction which tends to improve overall patient retention and engagement. It is indeed, the better engagement of patients that leads to maximum patient retention.
Remote Patient Monitoring is helping practices in more and more patient engagements in more than one way as all the valuable suggestions by WHO (World Health Organization) are better implemented through this mode of healthcare.
The devices utilized for monitoring purposes are easy to use and provide accurate readings with little care required. In this regard, Remote Patient Monitoring Devices automatically upload the data to the server of physicians which ensures ease of doing. All the staff employed for this purpose are always up for the parents and patient satisfaction is the ultimate priority.
Patient satisfaction leads to patient retention and better engagement. Patient coordinators call the patients to motivate them to stick to the care plan and reminder texts to assure zero negligence. Patients are given due attention and care to ensure that they stay hopeful and motivated.
Patients do not want to travel more often due to their physical conditions. Accessibility to quality care at home leads to better results. Moreover. Patients from Rural Areas do not have access to proper transportation and internet facilities, and remote patient monitoring uses cellular-based devices to provide care at home.
The physician needs accurate daily measurements of the readings of Telehealth devices including a Pulse oximeter, Digital weight scale, and Blood Pressure Monitoring Device to get an idea of the health conditions of the patients. In case of critical readings, an immediate appointment is requested with the physicians.
Remote patient monitoring is ensuring the provision of quality healthcare to the patients and helps the physician win reputation and patient satisfaction. Better patient engagement leads to better patient retention and more revenue generation. Given that remote patient monitoring is rapidly expanding across the healthcare industry we can draw a proposition that it is the future of the healthcare industry. According to a study, only 22% of the healthcare practices are using RPM which is projected to grow by 60% by 2029.