Why should remote patient monitoring be an integral part of chronic care management?

July 1, 2021
Remote patient monitoring requires real-time collection of health data from patients. The increasing number of people suffering from chronic diseases may imply a greater burden on healthcare. As a result, various solutions are emerging to both make doctor's jobs easier and enable better disease management for patients.

Remote patient monitoring – a word of introduction

Remote patient monitoring involves the collection of health information using various digital technologies. This process is done to send the collected information to the healthcare providers so that they can remotely assess and provide recommendations to the patient. Remote monitoring uses a mobile application that collects health data.

Increasing need for innovative solutions

The prevalence of chronic diseases such as diabetes and asthma places a very high burden of healthcare. Treating people with chronic diseases requires routine consultations with a physician, as well as constant monitoring of the patient’s condition. These consultations very often consume significant health care resources. As the number of people suffering from various chronic diseases continues to increase, so does the need for routine consultations. One of the reasons for the emergence of innovative solutions for chronic disease management is the increasing number of consultations needed. These solutions are rapidly becoming more and more popular, mainly because they make the management of health conditions much easier. More frequent consultations are possible, which means that if the conditions worsens, one does not have to wait several weeks or months for an appointment.

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Benefits of remote patient monitoring

Until recently, doctors have only been able to find out about the condition of patients either during face-to-face vicits or virtually. Remote patient monitoring changes this completely. First and foremost, attending physicians have access to track the health of their patients not only anywhere but also inreal time. This is one of the biggest benefits of using remote patient monitoring, as it provides and objective view of the patient’s health and the ability to manage the patient’s disease based on the data. There are many tools on the medical market that allow patients to remotely monitor their condition using the FIndAir ONE device, which collects all relevant information about the use of an emergency inhaler in real time. This information is sent to the FindAir application, where all the data can be reviewed, and a report generated for the patient’s own physician. Using a remote patient monitoring tool makes it much easier to control your condition, and in the case of asthma, this is relatively hard to do. During visits, patients unforunately have to remember many of circumstances of an attack or medication in order to receive the best possible recommendations. Innovative asthma treatment solutions make it easier to function with asthma.

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