What is Remote Monitoring:
Picture a tiny device, the size of a paper clip, remotely monitoring the working of a patient’s heart, tabulating daily activities and providing real time data that is accessible on your smartphone, in the comfort of your home. This technology is not just a figment of imagination but an existing tech in the form of Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM). It is an effective and accurate tool for monitoring the heart health of patients with conditions such as arrhythmias or abnormal heartbeats.
ICM is a remote patient monitoring device that allows your doctor to monitor and diagnose the condition of your heart remotely, making qualitative healthcare accessible outside the confines of a clinic or health centre. An ICM goes under the skin near your heart through a minimally invasive procedure and tracks variations in heart rhythm around the clock. All data is recorded and synced up with a smartphone so that you can efficiently receive the personalized and proactive care you deserve.
Benefits of Remote monitoring:
According to the data published in the European Heart Journal, remote monitoring results in more than 65 percent reduction in hospitalization and nearly 80 percent reduction in the time taken to detect abnormalities and initiate timely action. Patients with remote monitoring devices have a probability of survival that is nearly two and a half times greater than those without it.
Remote patient monitoring can empower patients to better manage their health and participate in their health care. It offers much needed peace of mind for patients and caregivers in terms of reduced stress, uncertainty and more health information.
When used by doctors and healthcare practitioners, RPM can provide a complete view of a patient’s health over time, increase patient’s adherence to a treatment, and enable timely intervention. Using the robust data sent to them via RPM, doctors can develop a personalized care plan and engage in joint decision-making with the patient to manage their chronic conditions and deliver better results.