Remote Patient Monitoring – #HITsm Chat Topic

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

6/19 – The Right Telehealth Workflows
Hosted by Kate Corbett, PMP, CSM (@CorbettKr) from @CstoneAdvisors

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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About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of HealthcareScene.com, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference, EXPO.health, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.

1 Comment

  • Twenty years ago or more I gave paper on remote patient monitoring. I’ve been promoting patient monitoring even when telemedicine was expanding with technology applications starting with mobile health. The covid-19 situation gave new life to telehealth but having had 5 virtual meetings with my physicians it reinforced the comment of telehealth company president that how can you diagnose persons health without seeing the patient in person. The future is RPM and the boom of virtual Doctor to patient will probably remain but you focus is is that serving the patient needs after Covid is past situation?

    I served WHO in Asia region and US Public Health Service and focus is PREVENTION for PREVENTION SAVES LIVES! PREVENTION WORKS! We are treatment society so why aren’t we spending money on prevention. Maybe in next decade the shift will arise.

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