mHealth Intelligence: Interest in RPM, Personal Health Tech Adoption Lagging Among Clinicians
A report by Alliance board member Walmart, in collaboration with Medscape, found that though most rural and non-rural health care professionals believe remote patient monitoring (RPM) might benefit patients, only about half are interested in using it. Medscape surveyed 10,045 US health care professionals between December 29, 2021 and March 9, 2022. About 70 percent of non-rural health care professionals find RPM beneficial, and 63 percent consider personal health technology helpful for patient care. But only 47 percent said they are interested in adopting RPM, and 46 percent said the same for personal health technology. The report noted the importance of supporting avenues for health care professionals to develop a firm grasp of health technologies’ value and functionality as a critical first step.