RPM stands for remote patient monitoring. This technology enables patients to be monitored outside the traditional clinic setting, such as in the home. The goal of RPM is to detect trends or subtle changes in vital signs early before the patient progresses to a worse condition. Early detection of worsening conditions can help decrease unnecessary Emergency Room visits and multiple doctor appointments.
The RPM equipment will be set up in the patient’s home and the patient/caregiver will be instructed on how to properly use the equipment. Daily monitoring of vital signs including blood pressure, heart rate, pulse oximetry, temperature, and blood glucose (if Diabetic) will begin. The data collected by the RPM equipment will be automatically uploaded to the TeleMedicine Clinic. The TeleMedicine team will monitor the patient’s vital signs and check in frequently to ensure the patient is showing improvements in their disease processes.
- Communicate between all medical teams caring for you, including all hospital stays, Emergency Room visits, specialists, and primary care providers
- Provide you with daily access to a nurse and our nurse practitioner
- Educate you on your health and disease processes
- Increase your knowledge of disease management
- Provide resources for extra support to achieve your health and wellness goals
- Improve your overall health and increase your lifespan all in the comfort of your home
- Provide medication management and Care Plans specific to your needs
- Catch subtle changes in vital signs to lead to early interventions
- Reduce your number of hospitalizations and complications and improve your outcomes
Our goal for you as a TeleMedicine patient is to help better manage your health through Remote Patient Monitoring and improve your lifestyle for overall wellness. This type of management will help put you in control of your disease processes and be able to understand important decisions to make for yourself.
- Traditional Medicare as primary insurance, part B
- Diagnosis of Diabetes (type 1 or type 2) or Congestive Heart Failure
- Face-to-face with your primary care provider in the last 30 days OR recent hospitalization with high risk for readmission
- Resident of one of the following counties: Carroll, Holmes, Leflore, Montgomery or Tallahatchie
All patient information and records are kept secure following HIPAA guidelines. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal law that required the creation of national standards to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge. Only authorized clinical team members will have access to any patient information. All Greenwood Leflore Hospital connections are secure and private.
Informed consent is a process for getting permission before conducting a healthcare intervention or for disclosing a patient’s information to authorized clinical team members. This will be obtained before being initiated into the TeleMedicine Clinic and participating in the program, allowing electronic communication of medical information. This service can be stopped at any given time and will not be initiated without proper consent.