How remote patient monitoring (RPM) can increase access to care

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps through the world, healthcare providers and patients are struggling to reconcile the need for continuity in care with the risks posed by the coronavirus. The crisis has also shed light on existing issues with access to care faced by patients in rural, hard-to-reach areas. Some of these problems can be solved by remote patient monitoring (RPM): a technology solution that collects patient data from devices such as weight scales and blood pressure monitors and transmits them wirelessly to providers, who can intervene when clinically necessary.