Remote patient monitoring is a Medicare-reimbursed program that allows older and disabled people to live at home longer, avoiding the need for skilled nursing facilities. Family physicians Melinda Jorge, MD, Gezzer Ortega, MD, and the team at Jivana Care in Bethesda, Maryland, offer Accuhealth remote patient monitoring to keep track of health metrics like blood pressure and glucose. To learn more about remote patient monitoring, call the office or request an appointment online today.
Remote patient monitoring (RPM) uses digital technology to obtain your health data from wherever you are and securely transmit it to medical providers in another location for evaluation. The team at Jivana Care uses the Accuhealth RPM system, which can collect and send information about your weight, blood pressure, blood glucose, or pulse oximetry.
The purpose of RPM is to keep track of your health data after you leave a hospital or care facility. An Accuhealth team is available to monitor your incoming data 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If they notice an abnormal reading, they call you to determine if you need medical attention.
You can participate in RPM without a smartphone, tablet, or even WiFi. The team at Jivana Care provides you with an Accuhealth device to use at home, such as a blood pressure monitor, glucose meter, pulse oximeter, or weight scale.
When you use the device, it securely transmits your data through a system that’s compliant with the health insurance portability and accountability act (HIPAA). Your Jivana Care physician reviews your data in order to assess your condition and make timely health care recommendations.
RPM offers many benefits to patients and doctors. People who use RPM devices after leaving a hospital or care facility are less likely to be readmitted. RPM also leads to shorter hospital stays and more efficient home care, all of which increase the time spent healing and recovering in the comfort of your own home.
Ease of communication between you and your doctor is another major benefit of RPM. This telehealth technology allows more frequent and consistent data collection than in-person office visits would. Improved communication and more consistent information result in better health care for you.
Additionally, Accuhealth’s 24/7 monitoring service ensures you get emergency medical attention when you need it and prevents unnecessary ER visits. Overall, RPM can improve your quality of life and decrease health care costs.
To find out if remote patient monitoring is right for you, call Jivana Care or book an appointment online today.