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The rise in the popularity of Remote Patient Monitoring in recent times can be attributed to two main reasons. 

  1. First, it is the intrinsic convenience of the service, allowing patients with chronic conditions and those placed outside of conventional care settings to stay connected with health care providers as and when required. 
  1. Second, it is a significant reduction in medical costs, brought about by fewer hospital readmissions, shorter stays, and an overall improvement in the quality of care. 

Remote patient monitoring combines cutting-edge sensor technology, advanced cellular technology, and the increased affordability of embedded communication devices to advance seamless, continuous provider care while easing the care burden for patients. The service offers a comprehensive solution to monitoring a patient’s vital signs and getting alerted automatically whenever they cross a predetermined threshold value. 

Components typically include: 

  • A specially designed monitoring device, complete with probes, sensors, and other attachments, to monitor and transmit health data to a centralized online system running on a secure server
  • A smartphone with Bluetooth and internet connectivity
  • A remote patient monitoring application (available for both Android and iOS) running on the smartphone