2019 saw a big technological revolution in healthcare since countries all around the world began to shift to a value-based healthcare model. Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning, Robot-assisted technology, etc. are a few of the many significant technological benefits that were created to push the medical field forward. Among these, the new technology that had many trial runs and rehearsals were Remote Patient Monitoring. In 2020 it is expected that the doors for expansion and growth in the market will be wide open for remote patient monitoring technologies.
The people who will benefit the most from this will be the older population and people living in remote areas. The good news is that the vast majority of hospitals and health systems – 88 percent – have invested or are planning to invest in remote patient monitoring technologies as part of their conversion to a value-based care model, according to a 2019 Spyglass Consulting report.
Among the new devices in focus are smartphones and tablets, which can be paired with telehealth video conferencing and healthcare wearables, as well as the introduction of electronic health record-based patient portals. Eric Rock, CEO of Vivify Health, a provider of connected healthcare delivery solutions, told Healthcare IT News,” devices must also have intelligence built into them to help filter all this incoming data and guide providers or care coordinators to activities or events that requires their attention – otherwise, the data becomes noise to providers and it gets ignored, similar to alert fatigue with EHRs”
Harry Soza, CEO of CAREMINDr, Silicon Valley tech company that partners with health plans and providers to advance population health management through RPM, said, “Many of the barriers hindering the expansion of RPM programs can be solved through a blend of business management and new technology approaches,” he explained. “Acceleration in adoption can only occur when the systems being implemented are easy for provider groups to adopt, but also comprehensive as related to their business needs. This is the largest challenge in the RPM industry today.”