The conventional model of healthcare meant that it stopped the moment the patient walked out of the hospital doors. There was little way to oversee care and physicians became cut off from the patient until they came back in for checkups or went for visits. However, Aura’s remote patient monitoring service ensures a more effective, always-on model. With our technology, you can ensure continuity of acute care right into the convenience of your care recipients’ homes. This means less hassle or stress from the patient’s perspective and is also good news for clinical workers who save time and become more productive. That being said, here’s how our digital healthcare solutions, and in particular RPM, ensure care dispensation right into patients’ homes.
1. Physicians can access patient data regardless of patient locations
Acute or short-term illnesses may not be as severe as chronic diseases, but they may still require just as much medical intervention from time to time. This may mean patients having to make it to in-person appointments regularly to get important vitals checked and give out other information.
Remote patient monitoring solution providers such as ourselves, however, are lowering this burden through a decentralized health database that cuts down on these visits. Clinical workers can access data sent through RPM devices connected to the patient, ensuring round-the-clock monitoring without the latter having to set foot outside his or her home.
With this constant connectivity to the patient’s data, acute care provision improves as physicians can tailor more personalized treatment paths in line with the patient’s changing data. In the end, this leads to:
- A lower likelihood of readmission or admission as parameters are always n check
- Better patient satisfaction
- Improved treatment outcomes
- More convenience and cost-effectiveness for patients and hospitals alike
Overall, the decentralization of data means patient monitoring and evaluation are not confined to the hospital but can be done even while the subject is at home. Moreover, out-of-range vitals won’t slip under the radar as physicians can set smart alerts to get wind of exceeded thresholds.
2. Aura also ships RPM tools for patient onboarding at home
Remote patient monitoring often encompasses an ecosystem of technologies ranging from pulse oximeters to BP monitors. With our help though, we can further ensure patient onboarding right at home. This becomes possible with UNICA, your very own personal care manager. Here’s what you can get done with UNICA:
- Automated CPT code documentation and tracking
- Provide personalized health checkup questions
- Keep in touch with patient health data as it generates and much more
We’ll educate your patients on how to set up and use the devices, and everything else necessary to ensure successful RPM enrollment. In essence, Aura provides the technological foundation you need to get your RPM program rolling.
Ultimately, this means your facility can now provide hospital-level care at home, complete with the advanced technology to match both acute and long remote illness management. Acute care at home has never been more advanced or hands-free for your facility.
3. RPM makes hospital-at-home visits possible
We’ve talked about how our remote patient monitoring service keeps doctors connected to their data. In the same breath, our technology also ensures doctors can virtually visit patients at their homes.
Hospital-at-home visits become easy and efficient yet just as effective as the real deal with our audio-visual communication tools which ease communication by way of:
- Video calling
- Audio calls
- Text messages
In a nutshell, this means doctors can collect information from patients right from their homes remotely. And, conversely, patients can also receive support for their acute illness while recovering right from their living quarters. The added value of this is that patient engagement and satisfaction improve which means hospitals can bolster loyalty to their practice.
4. Routine reminders oversee patient compliance at home
The biggest risk of completely overseeing acute cases remotely is that patients are at an increased risk of falling off the treatment wagon, so to speak. Without the constant presence and oversight of clinical staff, it becomes easy for patients to miss dosages and other requirements for their recovery.
To enforce patient compliance and safeguard the efficacy of acute treatment at home, our remote patient monitoring platforms take several measures as follows:
- Daily tracking features that enable care providers to monitor adherence. Physicians can therefore get wind of when patients are not sticking to the program and thus intervene accordingly to get treatment back on track
- Regular reminders: When it slips the mind, our technology is there to help remind your patients. Via calls and texts, patients are routinely reminded of what they need to do. Coupled with clinical intervention, this ensures acute treatment at home doesn’t suffer from any lapses.
The great thing about these reminders is that hospitals can personalize them according to the needs of individual patients. These notifications can include not just medication reminders but also pointers on exercise and nutrition, among other needs for the patient
5. Our technology ensures better coordination of care
Even in some acute cases, these illnesses may require the intervention of a home caregiver or family member who continues care provision at home when the patient is discharged from the hospital. Often time, there is a disparity between physicians and these home caregivers due to a lack of uniformity in the data shared, as well as difficulties in keeping in touch.
Aura’s remote patient monitoring solutions seal this loophole, ensuring not just connected care but that the entire care team is on the same wavelength in terms of patient monitoring and recovery as well. This sees to it that everyone involved in the care process is pulling in the same direction, and thus acute care enjoys a seamless continuum even after transference from a hospital to a home setting.
Hospital-at-home is now a reality with Aura’s RPM service
Many healthcare providers lack the infrastructural capacity and personnel to keep up with the rising demand for healthcare. With our remote patient monitoring solutions, however, it becomes easier for facilities to manage acute visits remotely. This improves productivity and revenue for providers while patients on the flip side enjoy better health outcomes without having to leave the familiarity and safety of their homes. If you’d like to dispense acute care remotely and make your facility more efficient, profitable, and diversely flexible, contact us today to help set up your RPM strategy.