Remote Patient Monitoring: Know the Pitfalls to Realize the Potential
Feb 20, 2022

Remote Patient Monitoring Potential and Pitfalls

Who doesn’t love great advances in tech, especially when they improve patient outcomes? With the growing remote patient monitoring (RPM) potential through the use of telehealth, many patients are beginning to understand how health tech can improve their lives. An estimated 30 million U.S. patients will use RPM tools by 2024. Where there is such significant growth, though, you’ll also notice pitfalls and pain points. While they’re not a reason for you to stop in your tracks, they are issues you should be aware of. This is also the perfect opportunity to rely upon TempDev’s team of NextGen experts as they offer support that will not only help you through the pain points, but prepare you with training, tools, resources, consulting, and so much more.  

What Is the Remote Patient Monitoring Potential? 

We talk a lot about remote patient monitoring right now because it has become such an essential part of healthcare and patient management. While the idea of using digital devices to monitor patients is not new, RPM and telehealth have increased dramatically over the last few years with all the changes in the healthcare industry due to the pandemic. 

Given the realities of the current state of the healthcare industry, it's now more important than ever that you understand how to plan for and implement a successful remote patient monitoring program. That’s why TempDev’s team of NextGen experts is here to support your RPM initiative from start to finish. It’s something your patients want, and it just makes sense to support an RPM program that will save you time and money while supporting greater efficiencies and less burnout for your staff and clinicians.  

What About Usability in Remote Patient Monitoring?  

There’s no one right or wrong way to use remote patient monitoring, so you need to create a plan for how the program will work for your patients. You need to know how to address tech issues when they arise but also be prepared for issues that will be particularly clear in certain demographics.  

For example, how adept is your audience with using a digital device? Are they able to learn how to use the device (or do you need to offer training)? What can you expect from their dexterity, vision, or capabilities? These questions could represent pitfalls and challenges, but you may be pleasantly surprised. TempDev consultants can help you develop a workflow plan that will streamline your daily routine while integrating RPM functionality and helping you consider how best to approach usability issues for your patients and staff. 

What About User-Centered Design in Remote Patient Monitoring?  

As part of this remote patient monitoring process, you need to figure out which software solution will best meet your needs while supporting better health and safety measures for patients. RPM programs are not only streamlined and patient-centric, but they also help your patients avoid the disruption and uncertainty associated with appointments, travel, schedule changes, and the realities of life outside of a medical condition. 

That level of convenience, accessibility, and design integration ensures patient engagement and satisfaction. From dashboards and revenue cycle consulting to automation and workflow redesign, TempDev helps you configure your NextGen EPM and EHR systems, so you can process the data from RPM devices. 

How Do You Meet the Challenges in Remote Patient Monitoring?  

Remote patient monitoring isn’t going anywhere. It’s a fixture in the healthcare industry, but that doesn’t mean that it will always be easy to implement. RPM is still in its infancy, so this is also a learning process for you and your team. The best way to move forward and face those pitfalls and challenges is to establish best practices as you go.  

Build out your best practices and continue to expand your knowledge and training. With forethought and planning, you will be better able to optimize, test, and continually improve how you engage with and support your patients and staff. With TempDev’s help, you can track your progress on quality measures. Consider integrated EHR and RPM vendor options that will better support your RPM program. 

How TempDev Can Help You Implement a Successful Remote Patient Monitoring System 

TempDev’s team of NextGen consultants, developers, and trainers can help better support your physicians and care teams with remote patient monitoring tools and technologies. From dashboards and revenue cycle consulting to automation and workflow redesign, TempDev helps you configure your NextGen EPM and EHR systems, so you can process the data from RPM vendors.  

Beyond supporting patient engagement and satisfaction, TempDev’s consultants can help you redesign your workflow, create reports, and personalize dashboards. Our goal is to help support your needs while preventing data overload. Look at the RPM services, but also reach out to learn more about the custom options that will help you make your program a success.   

Contact Us Here or by calling 888.TEMP.DEV to Schedule a Consultation to Learn More About How We Can Help with Remote Patient Monitoring!

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