We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 6/12 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by hosted by Lygeia Ricciardi (@Lygeia) and Ashley Dauwer (@amariedauwer) from @CariumCares on the topic of “Remote Patient Monitoring“.
Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) was already on the verge of mainstream attention, but COVID-19 has dramatically sped up the need for healthcare providers to adopt this and other modes of virtual care. Through RPM, healthcare providers can care for patients with chronic conditions using technology and devices such as blood pressure cuffs, digital scales, and pulse oximeters — while patients remain in the safety of their homes.
A program from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that predates the COVID-19 crisis lets healthcare providers receive $123 in reimbursement for RPM services per eligible Medicare patient per month. That revenue makes a dramatic difference in the financial equations of participating healthcare provider organizations, many of which have been hit hard by the pandemic.
From a patient perspective, RPM provides convenience and safety, in addition to a means to stay connected to their care teams in a time of increased isolation.
Join us Friday for a chat about the benefits and challenges of remote patient monitoring.
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Topics for this week’s #HITsm Chat:
T1: What are the greatest benefits of RPM for a healthcare practice and its patients? #HITsm
T2: What are the greatest barriers to RPM adoption? #HITsm
T3: How can RPM help address physician burnout? #HITsm
T4: Do you think RPM will help to propel the US health system toward value-based care, or further strengthen fee-for-service payment models? #HITsm
T5: What are some examples of good ways to get patients interested in RPM and keep them engaged using it? #HITsm
Bonus: Would you personally be willing to switch to or see an additional healthcare provider in order to receive care via RPM (assuming you qualified)? #HITsm
Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule
6/26 – Communicating with Patients: Best Practice in the Digital World of COVID
Hosted by Leslie Kelly Hall (@lesliekellyhall)
We look forward to learning from the #HITsm community! As always, let us know if you’d like to host a future #HITsm chat or if you know someone you think we should invite to host.
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