Remote patient monitoring utilizes digital technologies to collect and transmit patient data (e.g., ECGs) to providers for:
- Assessment and follow-up care
- Chronic disease management
- Post-acute hospitalization readmission’s prevention
- Various other applications
Most of these devices are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Devices are typically used during real-time encounters but have been adapted for remote data collection and transmission. They are generally prescribed by a provider for patient use for both short- and long-term data collection periods.