Remote Patient Monitoring Makes Healthcare Accessible

The landscape of healthcare is rapidly evolving, driven by technological advancements that are changing the way patients receive medical care. One of the most transformative innovations in recent years is remote patient monitoring (RPM), a technology that holds the power to make healthcare more accessible. By allowing healthcare providers to remotely monitor patients’ health conditions and vital signs, RPM is breaking down barriers and expanding the reach of medical services, especially for those with chronic conditions.

Accessibility to healthcare has long been a concern, particularly for individuals living in rural or underserved areas, as well as older adults who require caregiver assistance. Limited transportation options, geographical barriers and the scarcity of healthcare facilities can significantly hinder patients’ access to timely medical attention. Remote patient monitoring has emerged as a game-changer by enabling patients to receive quality care without the need to travel. This is particularly vital for those with chronic illnesses or conditions that require regular monitoring and adjustments to treatment plans.

Chronic diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease, require consistent monitoring and management. Consequently, traditional healthcare models often rely on episodic visits to healthcare providers, resulting in gaps between appointments where patients’ conditions may change or worsen.  RPM offers a lifeline to individuals grappling with these conditions, enabling them to maintain their health while minimizing disruptions to their daily lives.

By using RPM platforms and devices, patients can be closely monitored on an ongoing basis thereby allowing healthcare providers to detect early signs of deterioration or changes in health status. Through physiological devices and medication dispensing devices, adherence monitoring as well as critical vital signs (such as heart rate, blood pressure and weight) can be shared with physicians directly from the patient’s home. This new-found accessibility allows patients to transmit real-time data to healthcare professionals enabling them to make timely interventions that can prevent patient hospitalizations, emergency room visits and further medical complications; ultimately leading to better health outcomes and reduced healthcare costs

Furthermore, RPM not only enhances the quality of life for patients but also reduces the strain on healthcare systems. It promotes preventive care, early detection of complications, and more efficient use of healthcare resources. Patients become active participants in their own care, as RPM devices often come with user-friendly interfaces that allow them to track their progress, set goals, and better understand their health conditions. This empowerment fosters a sense of ownership over their well-being and encourages healthier lifestyle choices, ultimately contributing to improved long-term health.

While many companies are offering patients individualized RPM services and devices, Perigon Health 360 has developed an innovative remote patient management platform, Medesto, that delivers comprehensive, patient-centered care. Medesto’s advanced technology utilizes physiological and medication dispensing devices combined with proactive pharmacy service for a total patient approach.

This revolutionary RPM platform is a transformative force in healthcare, breaking down barriers and making health services more accessible to a wider range of individuals using on demand technology to improve patient outcomes and contribute to a healthier population. As RPM becomes more integrated into healthcare systems, Perigon Health 360 will continue to pioneer advanced technology where continuous, quality patient care is contributing to effective disease management and improved overall well-being.