With remote patient monitoring (RPM), technology is utilized to collect patient data outside traditional healthcare settings, such as in a home, and transmits it electronically to healthcare providers for assessment and intervention.
Patient engagement in RPM refers to the active involvement of patients in managing their own health through the use of RPM technology. This includes using RPM devices to collect and transmit their health data, reviewing and interpreting their data, and taking actions based on their data.
It is well known that patient engagement plays a critical role in RPM. There are several ways in which patient engagement can enhance RPM. In this latest blog series from VitalTech, we’ll dive deeper into the many benefits of patient engagement.
In this first blog, we’ll take a closer look at how patient engagement improves patient compliance.
Improved Patient Compliance
Patients who are engaged and actively participating in their care are more likely to comply with RPM protocols and take an active role in managing their health.
Patient engagement can improve patient compliance in remote patient monitoring (RPM) in several ways:
- Increased motivation: When patients are actively engaged in their care, they tend to be more motivated to comply with RPM protocols and make lifestyle changes recommended by their healthcare provider. This motivation can come from the patient’s desire to improve their health, better manage their chronic conditions, or reduce the risk of future health problems.
- Real-time feedback: RPM devices provide patients with real-time feedback on their health status, which can help them understand the importance of adhering to their treatment plan. For example, if a patient with hypertension sees that their blood pressure is consistently elevated when they don’t take their medication, they may be more likely to take their medication as prescribed.
- Self-monitoring: RPM devices enable patients to self-monitor their health, which can help them take ownership of their care and stay on track with their treatment plan. By regularly monitoring their health data, patients can identify trends or changes that may indicate a need for adjustment in their treatment plan, such as increasing medication doses or making lifestyle changes.
- Personalized care: RPM devices allow for personalized care plans tailored to the individual patient’s needs. Patients who are actively engaged in their care and have a personalized care plan are more likely to comply with their treatment plan and achieve better health outcomes.
VitalTech and Improved Patient Compliance
VitalTech’s focus on patient engagement assists patients and providers to improve patient compliance by increasing motivation through patient education materials, questionnaires, surveys, provider workflows, self-monitoring enablement, actionable insights and personalized care plans. By empowering patients to take an active role in managing their health, VitalTech solutions can lead to better adherence to treatment plans, improved health outcomes, and a better quality of life for patients.
If you’re interested in learning how VitalTech can empower your patients to take an active role in managing their health and leads to better outcomes, reach out to us today.