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RPM=Remote Patient Monitoring

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Submitted by Nadine Fisher, MS, RD/LD


Have you seen the acronym RPM used lately in health care? If not, you will soon. Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is a form of ambulatory or mobile health that fits under the umbrella of telehealth. RPM allows patients to use mobile devices to send information or data to a health care professional in real time.

Common forms of RPM technology include devices such as glucose meters for patients with diabetes and heart or blood pressure monitors for cardiac patients. Overweight patients may use devices to measure activity levels and respiration. It is possible to send the data collected by these devices to a personal health record (PHR) or directly to an electronic health record (EHR). These devices may sync to computer programs, smartphones, and tablets using Bluetooth® or other wireless technology.

Patient data from these devices are collected in a database in the PHR/EHR, where health care providers can review real-time objective information. Frail elderly and chronically ill patients who need closer monitoring currently use RPM. RPM monitoring provides a way to rapidly intervene if conditions change.


RPM is a cost-effective way to care for high-risk patients. In a recent report by Juniper Research, it was estimated that RPM will save the world’s health care systems up to $36 billion by 2018. GBI Research predicts an estimated market of $296.5 million in the United States alone by 2019. Last year, Juniper predicted that 3 million patients will use remote monitoring over cellular networks by 2016.



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