A Year of Remote Patient Monitoring in Review


We have had to visit our doctors or hospitals to get a health check-up in our day-to-day lives. But with the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, this practice was severely hindered. To prevent the further spread of the Coronavirus, all medical facilities worldwide initiated social distancing and prohibited unnecessary gathering. Eventually with combined efforts of the people and medical workers, the spread has been restricted.

Several people have their health check-ups delayed because the dates were pushed back further. Due to this, health deterioration with recovery rate as low as 10% has been reported in many parts of the world. As a solution to this problem, medical organizations brought Remote Patient Monitoring or RPM into effect. RPM enabled the collection of health-related data from patients in order to send them to the respective healthcare centers. The doctors further evaluate this data, so a recommendation or appointment is given to the patient. 

How does RPM form a new means of healthcare?

Equipo offers a remote patient monitoring solution that includes PGHD or patient-generated health data. The PGHD has resulted in more detailed health reports over time. In addition, since RPM is collecting data constantly, it can denote changes in health patterns more efficiently. In the pre-Covid times, the health data was collected and reviewed periodically. With RPM, the care providers can get to know how the patients are doing without the patient needing to commute to their healthcare centers. 

Healthcare organizations are adopting RPM as a new healthcare standard that is way more precise. Equipo helps identify critical data points and helps evaluate PGHD in positive ways. The Equipo platform allows patients and care providers to exchange health data and insights without hassle. Case studies have shown conditions like diabetes, hypertension, blood pressure fluctuation, oxygen levels, weight and heart rate are manageable using biometric monitoring devices.

How has RPM improved distance healthcare?

As for patients, who have to travel long distances to get their chronic conditions checked, it was a hassle to remain in contact with their care providers. Any discomfort was impossible to be reported immediately. Remote monitoring healthcare allows the patients to keep in touch constantly with their providers. The Equipo platform is programmed to manage health-related data, provide reminders and track medication adherence. 

One other way remote monitoring healthcare has benefitted healthcare is intervention in disease progression. Many chronic conditions, including tumors and cancerous formations, have very mild-to-none symptoms in the beginning. Such minute changes can only be detected when the health is monitored continuously. Equipo makes these interventions easier for the doctors to process. Technologically, this is a breakthrough system and is bound to improve with the progress of time.

How does Equipo make RPM simple yet thorough?

The post-Covid situation has left the whole world in a frenzy. We are more conscious about our health than ever. RPM is gradually taking over, improving the health standard by a significant percentage. Equipo’s remote patient monitoring solutions has successfully created a functional space wherein health-related data is organized and presented most merely. 

The Equipo platform also ensures –

  1. To increase efficiency, health-related tasks are automated. 
  2. Reduce costs by prompting about deadlines, visits or re-admission.
  3. Improvement in services using feedback from patients.
  4. Always up-to-date with medical trends and outliers for efficient data evaluation.
  5. The transparency of health data between providers and patients maintains their peace of mind.