Remote Patient Monitoring

    Illustration: © IoT For All

    Remote patient monitoring solutions use IoT-enabled sensors and wearables to allow care providers to collect a wide range of data from patients to remotely monitor chronic illnesses and to better engage patients in their own healthcare, ensuring a greater quality of healthcare and preventing unnoticed patient decline.

    Chronic illnesses account for 80 percent of all hospital admissions but cost 3.5 times more to treat.

    These solutions allow greater levels of communication between healthcare providers and patients, ensuring that they receive the information they need before patients experience adverse effects.

    Through the use of remote patient monitoring solutions, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center reduced the risk of hospital readmissions by 76 percent and maintained patient satisfaction scores over 90 percent.

    Monitoring programs can collect a wide range of data including vital signs, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, oxygen levels, heart rate, and electrocardiograms through wearable devices or prompts that request patient information, to be filled out at a convenient time and place by the patient.

    Key Benefits of IoT-Enabled Remote Patient Monitoring

    • Collect additional information on patients without overburdening care teams.
    • Increase efficient treatment and management of patients by automating data collection.
    • Educate patients by increasing engagement in their healthcare, resulting in lower rates of readmission.