Remote patient monitoring (RPM) allows patients to use mobile medical devices and technology to gather patient-generated health data and send it to healthcare professionals. Common physiological data that can be collected includes vital signs, weight, blood pressure and heart rate.
Once collected, patient data is sent to a physician’s office by using a special telehealth computer system or software application that can be installed on a computer, smartphone or tablet. RPM is frequently used to help patients that require care for chronic conditions. By connecting patients with remote monitoring, Encore can notify medical providers of potential health issues and keep track of patient data between visits.