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Remote Patient Monitoring for Providers

As payers increasingly shift to outcomes-based reimbursement, proper patience adherence to care plans becomes critical. Remote patient monitoring is a proven way to improve patient compliance for chronic illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease.

When you refer patients for remote patient monitoring:

  1. They are enrolled in a four- to six-month program tailored to their specific illness and given a tablet computer for use during the program.
  2. They learn about their condition and how to improve their health.
  3. A UMMC registered nurse regularly checks on their progress through messaging and video chats on the tablet computer. All results are shared with you.
  4. Over time, patients master the skills to monitor and manage the illness on their own.

With a provider referral, RPM care is usually covered by the patient’s insurance or Medicaid plan.

When you partner with UMMC for RPM services, you are in control of your patient’s care. Our role is to support you, implement the care plans you prescribe, and keep you informed on your patient’s progress.

Read a remote patient monitoring success story.

Remote patient monitoring is good for providers.

Primary care providers who refer patients to the program:

  • Empower their patients to take a more active role in their treatment.
  • Help patients manage chronic diseases conveniently, from anywhere, leading to improved outcomes.
  • May increase their reimbursements from outcomes-based payers.

Remote patient monitoring is good for patients.

RPM is an effective way for patients to:

  • Benefit from specialized support for diabetes, heart failure, hypertension, and other chronic illnesses on an outpatient basis.
  • Identify potential health risks and receive treatment sooner, reducing potential complications.
  • Become true partners in their own wellness and health care.

Available Services

UMMC RPM services include:
  • Monitoring at home, school, and work
  • Daily health sessions
  • Personalized interventions
  • Automatic notification of potential issues
  • Medication therapy management
  • Targeted education and health coaching
  • Behavior modification
  • Patient empowerment
  • Ongoing care coordination with primary care providers

Link to PDF of RPM one-pager

To find out more about UMMC Telehealth remote patient monitoring, email us at telehealth@umc.edu or call (601)-815-2020.