Remote patient monitoring devices are one of the leading technological advancements in modern healthcare services. After the technological era booms up, the healthcare sector is one of the important sectors seeking some technological advancement and following that, there are many advanced medical equipment have been introduced with time for better diagnosis. However, the increasing number of patients in the hospital becomes a challenge over time which is why the quality of medical services has decreased. On the other hand, the cost of getting a good healthcare service has raised exponentially. To minimize the issue of modern hospitals, scientists have developed traditional healthcare into a modern telemedicine system or remote patient monitoring with vast remote patient monitoring devices in the medical service sector. Here, we will learn about what actually is a remote patient monitoring system and how it will benefit hypertension management.
What does remote patient monitoring mean?
As the name explained, telemedicine or remote patient monitoring is a monitoring process for patients connected to the internet from remote places. It can be applied to both acute and chronic patients. In this process, the data of the patients will be securely accumulated, stored,d and shared electronically and can be used for further diagnosis and can be authorized by the reporting doctor from anywhere.
In blood pressure monitoring, this system works as other remote patient monitoring devices. BP monitoring such as ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and home blood pressure monitoring also included in this segment. So, it can be easy for health providers to accumulate the data in real-time and analyze it for further diagnosis.
What are the benefits of remote patient monitoring?
Remote patient monitoring is a vast sector that scientists tried to include almost all aspects of the medical sector. This way a number of medical equipment has been working smoothly as a remote patient monitoring device and ensuring accurate and availability of information for better patient care. Besides, there are a number of benefits to the usage of remote patient monitoring devices for diagnosis. For example:
Advanced Management of Chronic Conditions: Remote patient monitoring has a great impact to diagnose chronic diseases. Chronic diseases are those where patients are suffering from a disease for a long time such as high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. These patients need assistance anytime from the doctor and also need to keep tracking their health records regularly. In telemedicine, the health data will be exchanged with doctors and healthcare providers in real-time by remote patient monitoring devices so patients’ health can be monitored and health practitioners can easily assist them.
Information Security: In telemedicine, all the patient data and history will be recorded in the central hospital management system and that is why there is no way the information will be erased easily. A complete record of the patients who are taking telemedicine services will be available at any time in the system so there is no possibility of data loss and data duplication.
Profitability: Remote patient monitoring ensures a massive service and availability to all the patients who cannot come to the hospital. Patients can take telemedicine services at their homes comfortably and that is why more and more patients are interested to take this service. It decreases the usability of hospital resources such as beds and other equipment that can keep the hospital less crowded and it increases profitability.
Cost Friendly: From a patient’s point of view, telemedicine can be very comfortable and cost-effective. Nowadays medical expenses are quite high for middle-income patients. But in telemedicine, patients don’t have to pay the extra cost of using hospital resources and they only will be charged for the devices being used in their monitoring process. It saves a lot of money for the patients to get the standard healthcare services.
Work Efficiency: By ensuring the accessibility of patient data at any time from any place telemedicine has increased work efficiency. This way doctors can recall any previous record of the particular patient for future diagnosis purposes and it comes quite handy to make sure an effective treatment for any acute or especially chronic diseases.
24/7 Support: One of the best things about telemedicine is that it can assure a 24-hour support system for patients. In chronic diseases, patients need assistance immediately and at any time. telemedicine ensures this very effectively and patients can contact their remote patient monitoring companies and ask for assistance at any time.
How effective are BP devices for telehealth?
Monitoring blood pressure for hypertension patients is one of the sectors of telehealth. High blood pressure or hypertension is one of the most threatening and dangerous chronic diseases in recent times and patients suffering from high BP are most likely to keep monitoring their heart health regularly as this health issue can cause acute organ damage such as stroke, heart failure, kidney failure. To avoid these life-taking health issues patients need to track their blood pressure readings regularly and sometimes they need to go through ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. whether patients use their BP monitors at home for regular checkups or ambulatory BP monitoring they can use the device as a remote patient monitoring device in telehealth services. In Ambulatory BP monitoring, patients can finish the process at home and the data will be transferred to the healthcare system as a real-time update and in home BP monitoring segment the device will transfer the data to the dedicated APP system, and the data will be again transferred to the doctor’s analysis tool so the doctor can monitor the patient’s blood pressure in real-time.
Is HINGMED BP monitors suitable for remote patient monitoring devices?
HINGMED has become the home of advanced blood pressure monitoring devices. Excluding HINGMED’s clinical automatic blood pressure monitors, the other blood pressure monitoring devices such as smart home blood pressure monitor Q06B and ambulatory blood pressure monitor WBP-02A can also be integrated with HIS system and become part of the telemedicine services. However, in the home BP segment of Q06B, there is already an APP system available for iOS and Android operating systems the device can also be integrated with the central health system of the hospital and transfer the regular health data as real-time updates. On the other hand, WBP-02A can also provide the data to its ABPM software for further analysis.