Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM): Real-Time Data to Improve Client Outcomes

Randi Baxter Posted on Feb 12, 2018

The industry’s shifting demographic is compelling the rise of value-based and patient-centric care and reimbursement models, which means agencies are more focused than ever on improving patient outcomes.

Lucky for them, with the help of modern home care technology and applied analytics, they now have the ability to make more informed, data-driven decisions in order to accomplish these outcome goals. 

With reimbursement opportunities on the rise, home care providers who consider making enhancements to their current software to include remote patient monitoring (RPM) solutions will not only be opening the door to improved patient experiences, but they could see immediate cost savings, growth opportunities and revenue generation.

AlayaCare offers an end-to-end system enabling both traditional and virtual care delivery through real-time data and remote monitoring solutions.

Introducing AlayaCare’s Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Solution

Provide clinical staff and supervisors with a real-time dashboard to monitor clients centrally, reducing unnecessary visits and proactively addressing client needs.

With this module fully integrated into your home care software solution, your agency can:

  • Reduce hospital readmissions and ER visits
  • Enable decision support with threshold alerts of negative trending vitals
  • Filter and score clients based on clinical data to help prioritize 
  • Configure monitoring plans tied into client care plans
  • Be more proactive in care delivery

 

Agency challenges and how AlayaCare RPM solves them: 

Challenge #1

There is plenty of research that supports the notion that patients who are confident and who have the ability to participate in their own care, are more likely to experience better outcomes, while reducing hospital readmissions.

This is becoming increasingly important with the industry shifting to value-based and patient-centric care.

Solution

AlayaCare’s RPM solution empowers clients to monitor themselves through Bluetooth enabled medical devices, monitoring their vitals in real-time, creating a more engaged client experience. Encouraging the use of remote monitoring technology can significantly enable patient self-management. Providers can set goals for patients and walk them through a daily routine that gets them in the habit of using monitoring devices.

“When you know you have somebody reading your stats I found that I was doing my exercising and eating properly to make sure there was good readings.”

 – Linda White, Participant of RPM SmartCoach Program

Challenge #2

Home care has often taken the “one size fits all” approach to care delivery.

Solution

AlayaCare’s RPM solution provides nurses and supervisors with a real-time dashboard to monitor clients centrally. Providers have the ability to respond to patient needs on a more individual basis. Personalized alerts and dashboards can give patients and providers visibility into to critical health information to ensure key stakeholders can take preventive action; providers no longer have to rely on the patient to report noticeable changes in their health.

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These tools can also be used to inform and educate patients on their health, allowing them to be directly engaged and active participants in their care plans.

 

Challenge #3

New payment and reimbursement models are coming into play that factor in incentives and penalties directly tied to the achievement of desired patient outcomes. 

Solution

Home care agencies with AlayaCare’s RPM capacity will have a major advantage in the referral marketplace based on their ability to collaborate with other health systems looking achieve outcome-based goals.

Agencies with these tools are more likely to attract more clients, leading to increased profits, while also reducing the overall cost of care by preventing inefficient and unnecessary care procedures based on data-driven insights.

 

Challenge #4

Readmissions and emergency room visits continue to be among the most significant issues faced by hospitals, health networks and home care providers.

Solution

Tools such as such as remote patient monitoring and machine learning can support care worker decisions through risk scoring and threshold alerts, allowing them to proactively prevent Emergency room visits, readmissions and other negative events.

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Patients can stay in their homes longer and out of the hospital. 

AlayaCare, a home healthcare software company for community care providers, and We Care, a home health care provider part of CBI Health Group (CBI), released a white paper providing insight into the impact of machine learning integrated with remote patient monitoring, and how it can reduce hospital readmissions and emergency room visits. You can read the study here.

Check out the AlayaCare RPM feature

AlayaCare is a leading provider of an end-to-end home care software platform that seamlessly integrates with our innovative telehealth technologies.

Learn more about how AlayaCare’s Remote Patient Monitoring tool can drive your organization forward and improve patient outcomes by clicking the link below. 

Show me the RPM feature 

Topics: Remain Value, Quality and Outcome Focused, Client Centric Experiences, Provide Better Care, AlayaLabs, Virtual Care