KLAS Research Report: Remote patient monitoring programs reduce hospital admissions, readmissions, ER visits

Remote patient monitoring software have changed the way patients are treated and patient provider communication too. Remote patient monitoring programs extend multiple clinical and financial benefits, which include reduction in hospital admissions among patients, according to a new KLAS Research report. 

KLAS Research worked along with American Telemedicine Association with the purpose of examining success factors for remote patient monitoring programs at various healthcare organizations, including hospitals, payers and home health agencies. As part of the study, KLAS Research approached 25 organizations using products from seven leading remote patient monitoring vendors to probe about their experiences.

This report is the health IT research firm’s first report on remote patient monitoring, a form of telehealth in which patients collect and transmit medical data- such as heart rate or electrocardiograms, blood pressure to healthcare providers in different locations.

Providers can utilize this data to assess the progress in patient’s health and recommend changes to care plans. Heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease were the leading use cases among organizations in KLAS Research’s survey.

A couple of surveyed organizations were also branching out into other chronic diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes.