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Remote Patient Monitoring

Using remote patient monitoring to improve resident health, staff satisfaction in LTC

Technology continues to play an increasingly important role in patient care. COVID-19 prompted many doctors to implement virtual care, sparking huge growth in telemedicine and remote patient monitoring. In its simplest form, RPM involves the collection and analysis of patient physiologic data that are used to develop and manage treatment plans for chronic medical conditions.…

Remote monitoring rule could ultimately drive down healthcare costs

Despite discovering the myriad benefits of remote monitoring over the past year due to the necessity of COVID-19, a December final rule around reimbursement severely disincentivizes providers from using them. While this initially appears foolish and out of touch with the way facilities actually use these solutions, the rule is feeding into global paradigm shifts…

AliveCor’s ECG algorithm gets FDA nod

The Food and Drug Administration has given clearance to AliveCor’s next generation of interpretive ECG algorithms, used in personal cardiology devices to support telemedicine. AliveCor’s KardiaMobile and KardiaMobile 6L devices, along with the Kardia app, allow users to take a 30-second ECG and receive instant determinations of multiple cardiac conditions. The FDA clearance provides detail…

Are smart healthcare facilities the wave of the future?

Amid the horrors of the coronavirus pandemic, there was a hopeful glimpse of healthcare’s future. And it came from the very epicenter of the outbreak — Wuhan, China — where in the early days of March, a temporary field hospital was set up, manned entirely by robots. The bots, provided by a Beijing startup known…

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