Telemedicine and remote patient monitoring are both tools that can be used to provide medical care at a distance. Telemedicine generally refers to live, two-way video interactions between a doctor and a patient. Remote patient monitoring, on the other hand, is a way for doctors to collect data from patients remotely using sensors and other devices.
One example of remote patient monitoring (RPM) is the use of wearable devices to track and transmit health data. RPM can be used to monitor a wide variety of health parameters, including heart rate, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. RPM can also be used to track physical activity and sleep patterns. By continuously monitoring health data, RPM can help to identify potential health issues early and enable care providers to take proactive steps to address them. RPM can also help to improve patient compliance with treatment plans and medication regimens. In addition, RPM can reduce the need for office visits and hospitalizations, saving both time and money.