Politico | November 6, 2017


“The reason this is going to facilitate more use of remote patient monitoring is most medical providers want their patients to get better, and they realize that most care happens outside the medical facility,” Krista Drobac, executive director of the Alliance for Connected Care, told Morning eHealth. “Viewing data digitally transmitted from a patient’s home gives the provider a clearer picture of what’s happening, and providers want that for purposes of good care.”

Drobac said Medicare’s policy shift will also make it easier for doctors to convince unwilling hospital CFOs to follow suit.

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