Getting remote health management (RHM) right starts with defining your goals. Providers who establish clear goals (clinical, financial, etc.) successfully create plans and track progress. As you establish goals and plans, identify how you want to address workflow changes, staffing requirements, clinical dependencies, and fiancial investments.
Focus on one or more of the following remote patient monitoring goals:
GOAL 1: Deliver better patient outcomes
RHM platforms help providers collect more patient data more often and react to changes in patient health quickly. This helps providers intervene faster to improve patient outcomes.
GOAL 2: Reduce unnecessary interventions and costly admissions
RHM platforms help you track patient health and avoid the deterioration of health and keep patients out of the hospital, often leading to improved financial results.
GOAL 3: Manage hospital resources more efficiently
Hospitals face challenges in using their fixed resources efficiently and effectively. Studies have shown for acute procedures, patients well-monitored recovered better at home with a lowered average cost. RHM enables hospitals to discharge patients for monitoring at home, which optimizes the use of their scarce resources.
GOAL 4: Engage your patients better
Engaged patients are more adherent to care, get better outcomes, and have a closer connection to their providers and the health system. But it's often a challenge to keep patients engaged, particularly those who are medically frail. RHM platforms add to your existing engagement tools and give the staff a new channel to engage patients via chats, video visits, surveys, and education materials. In many cases, the engagement can be asynchronous and automated making engagement convenient for patients and providers.
The most successful remote health management (RHM) programs start with a clear set of goals. But also depend setting the right expectations, choosing the right system, and planning for success. For an in-depth guide on setting up an effective RHM program, access Harmonize Health’s complimentary Remote Health Management Guide.