In the United States, approximately 45% of all Americans have at least one chronic disease. Looking at a particular chronic disease, about 12.1% of all Americans have a cardiovascular chronic disease. RPM, or remote patient monitoring, is an effective way of keeping track of cardiovascular diseases while socially distancing during this Covid-19 pandemic. Even considering factors outside of the pandemic, RPM is an overall safer, more time-effective, and cost-effective option for those with cardiovascular diseases.
By Camille Dang Chronic diseases and the constant hospital visits that they entail are no stranger to the American population, 45% of whom have at least one chronic disease. Not
Several months into the sluggish war with the coronavirus, life has begun to adapt to stay-at-home and social-distancing protocols. Restaurants open at half-capacity, schools rely on hour-long zoom lectures, and people work remotely using whatever devices they have at their beck and call. In a similar fashion, the healthcare industry must take the appropriate steps for adapting and shifting to telehealth.
As one of the most prevalent chronic diseases, diabetes affects approximately 463 million adults in the world, with this number expected to rise to 700 million by 2045, as stated by the International Diabetes Federation.
As the Covid-19 pandemic rages on across the world, confining billions of people to their homes and sending millions to hospitals, it is increasingly becoming more difficult for patients with chronic illnesses to have checkups at their local hospital or clinic, and the need for remote patient monitoring is as important as ever. RPM, or remote patient monitoring, is an effective way for doctors to monitor patients with chronic diseases at patients’ homes