Healthcare providers with passage of Affordable Care Act are rapidly merging into larger integrated delivery networks and shifting toward various at-risk payment and care delivery models.
They are formulating strategies and deploying necessary technologies and processes to support population health management programs focused on Remote Care Monitoring. These solutions have been identified as early symptom management tool for patients at greatest risk for re-hospitalization.
With the nation’s landscape shifting to managing value-based risk, providers are recognizing the value in extending care beyond the hospital and into the home. According to a latest survey report, 66% of hospitals and health systems have deployed Remote Care Monitoring solutions to support population health. These solutions are used to manage large patient populations with various complex chronic conditions. Home is fast becoming a viable care setting. Thus providers, home health agencies and other institutions are increasingly using connected care for population management. This helps reduce emergency care and readmissions of patients with chronic diseases. Doctors and nurses are able to manage health conditions of such patients through remote monitoring before their health condition becomes critical.
When used within context of a disease management and care coordination program, remote care monitoring provides the following benefits
- Improved quality of care and outcomes
- Controlled costs and utilization
- Increased patient satisfaction
In order to extend the spectrum of remote care management, Two-thirds of hospitals and health systems have deployed remote patient monitoring solutions. These solutions are being leveraged to address chronic care, post-discharge patients and other population who could benefit from a platform that reaches outside the hospital and into the home. Thus adoption of remote monitoring practices will definitely have measurable clinical and financial outcomes.