REMOTE PATIENT MONTORING
UTMH:RPM helps manage many
chronic conditions including
Congestive Heart Failure (“CHF”)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (“COPD”)
Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack) (“MI”)
Check Your Glucose Levels
UTMH is a suite of integrated solutions that provide software and hardware for communicating critical real-time health data to healthcare providers in a completely secure and easy-to-use way.
Our RPM Products are HIPAA compliant remote patient monitoring systems facilitating patient-friendly home care monitoring. They provide efficient and simple solutions that benefit both patients and providers. Patients can remain in their homes while providing alerts to their own medical teams with essential, time-sensitive data for managing chronic conditions and hence reducing the need for emergency room visits and hospital admissions.
Patients Manage Their Own Health
UTMH:RPM helps patients manage their own health in their own home. They can help themselves avoid unnecessary trips to doctors’ offices, visits to the emergency room, and hospitalizations. They can help themselves stay healthier longer.
- Record-keeping: tracks time that providers spend monitoring patients and transmission of data related to overseeing their care remotely over a 30-day billing cycle
- Detailed reports: system generates reports with drill-down information that a provider can then use to file reimbursement claims to health plans
UTMH RPM PLUS
- Suite of optional services for a fee in addition to the license fee
- Patient and clinical staff support for the non-medical components of RPM
- Patient set-up: Support Services contacts patient to download the App
- Initial education and training on the use of the App and medical devices
- Compliance assistance: contacts patients who are not transmitting their scheduled measurements
- Technical assistance: provides up to one hour of telephone support for patients having difficulty with the equipment or app
Avoidable Readmissions & Penalties Reduced
Results outside a patient’s preset range alert medical staff thus flagging a potential problem for quicker intervention. In 2016, approximately 2,600 hospitals (more than half the Nation’s hospitals) were assessed penalties under Medicare’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (“HRRP”).
UTM:RPM helps healthcare providers reduce patient readmissions, providing cost reductions while achieving Medicare’s HRRP objectives:
- Improving care coordination and communications between providers, patients and their caregivers
- Enhancing discharge planning and follow-up
- Providing continuity of care through patient involvement and sharing information
Clinicians and medical providers get life-saving feedback
“Patient JD is being followed for severe congestive heart failure with ejection fraction of 10%. He is currently on hemodialysis 3 days a week. He has had 4 recent hospitalizations, all for fluid overload. He was started on RPM three weeks ago, after his family failed to record his daily weight and contact me about changes.
Four days ago after a daily transmission, he noted he felt worse. His weight had risen by three pounds AFTER DIALYSIS! Noting it, I gave him an immediate and large dose of furosemide. His symptoms abated in four hours. No hospitalization. All saved because he was on UTM:RPM. ”
– Warren Wexelman, M.D., Cardiologist
UTM:RPM at Columbia Memorial Health (“CMH”)
In 2016, CMH implemented UTM:RPM for a small group of patients with chronic illnesses that have frequently required hospital readmission within thirty days after discharge.
Dr. Ronald Pope, Medical Director of the Care Centers and a family doctor who is leading the project for CMH, cited real world applications for the technology. He explained that physicians at CMH have been able to use UTM:RPM monitoring to make medication adjustments that have potentially prevented readmissions. In the context of patients with CHF, a chronic condition in which weight gain of a couple of pounds can signal a radical deterioration, Dr. Pope stated the following:
“Weight fluctuations are quickly reported by UTM’s alert system and we can make adjustments to their treatment almost immediately.”
Using remote patient monitoring increases patients’ adherence to prescribed medical treatments and keeps them healthier and out of hospitals
For patients and their caregivers, including family members, remote patient monitoring offers opportunities to participate actively in their care. By regularly using UTM apps and the associated biometric devices patients can communicate with their doctors and other medical professionals outside of hospitals and offices. UTM apps transmit critical information directly to clinical staff and, if necessary, initiate doctors’ conversations so as to take immediate steps for the patient.