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
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.