Rimidi’s Three-Pronged Approach to Remote Patient Monitoring

News | August 29th, 2023

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) is a type of telehealth where healthcare providers monitor patients outside the traditional care setting using digital medical devices. The data collected from these devices are then electronically transferred back to providers as a part of care management.

COVID-19 and expanded reimbursement policies brought the use of remote patient monitoring to the forefront of patient care, with the number of physicians offering RPM devices growing to over 30%.

Rimidi offers a three-pronged approach to remote patient monitoring, consisting of software, devices, and services, to help providers deliver the best quality of care possible to their patients. As pioneers in the space, Rimidi’s solution was built to support fee-for-service needs of today while preparing for a value-based future with a focus on improving clinical outcomes.

Why Remote Patient Monitoring in the first place?

As virtual care continues to expand, RPM remains a reliable tool for treating and managing a wide variety of chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and hypertension, among others. With remote patient monitoring, physicians have the ability to monitor their patients 24/7 from the clinic to the home, providing an enhanced picture of their health by collecting daily metrics such as blood pressure, blood glucose, weight, pulse oximetry, and more.

With remote patient monitoring, providers can increase their ROI, reduce staff workloads and administrative burdens, and improve patient outcomes. And it’s not just providers that benefit from RPM. In fact, our 2021 report showed that 70% of patient respondents believed RPM enabled them to better manage their health conditions.

Our Three-Pronged Approach to Remote Patient Monitoring

Remote patient monitoring programs date back as far as the 1970s when Kaiser Permanente created a rural RPM system that provided doctors with the ability to send patient information to a medical facility miles away. Since then, broadband expansion, improved medical devices, and federal legislation have sparked faster and broader adoption of RPM. Rimidi embraces a combination of three facets to offer RPM to providers - from large Integrated Delivery Networks or Academic Medical Centers to Federally Qualified Health Centers and independent physician clinics.

The right RPM software can offer streamlined workflows by helping care teams focus on the highest need patients. As a SMART-on-FHIR platform, Rimidi integrates seamlessly with most major electronic health records (EHRs), as well as a broad range of medical devices and novel digital therapeutics. Rimidi’s software enables clinical teams to risk stratify patient populations based on gap in care data identified from the EHR, or patient-generated data from connected devices like blood pressure cuffs, glucometers, and scales. With these population triage efficiencies, Rimidi clients have found that one clinical team member–whether in house or outsourced–can manage 250 patients.

A successful RPM program is also dependent upon patients' access to compatible medical devices. Cellularly-enabled devices work well in RPM programs because they transmit data directly to software where it is viewable by clinicians, without complicating application syncing or pairing by they patient. The patient does not even have to have home WiFi. All they have to do is take their measurement as often as their doctor recommends.

Rimidi is integrated with a broad range of connected medical devices, including cellular or Bluetooth enabled blood pressure cuffs, scales, pulse oximeters, and glucometers, as well as more advanced sensors like the leading Continuous Glucose Monitors and novel digital therapeutics like the Digihaler.

When partnering with Rimidi, each provider receives their own dedicated client success manager, who leads the onboarding process and assists with the RPM implementation process, including customizing clinical thresholds and notifications.

In addition, Rimidi offers outsourced clinical monitoring and device management if you do not have the staff to manage the program.

To learn more about Rimidi’s approach and get started with RPM at your practice, schedule a demo with our team today.