Remote Patient Monitoring or RPM is a method of healthcare where physicians and doctors use the latest and most advanced kind of technology in monitoring the patient without getting physical contact from each other. It is used to gather data by using wearable trackers and collecting specific data on the patient’s health. The data it collects is sent to the doctor through the help of a cloud system where the doctors can review the data and generate a solution to the patient’s health and condition. RPM was created in the 1970s and is already in use in the following years, but because of Covid 19, almost all the hospitals in the world are using it. The remote patient monitoring system is a vast and expanding field with USD 23.2 Billion valuations reported in 2020. It is expected to reach USD 11 7.1 billion by 2025 at a CAGR of 38.2%. It is pretty evident how much potential a remote patient monitoring system holds. There are many kinds of RPM now because of us human inventing technologies that can help us ease our life.
· A blood pressure cuff can calculate a patient’s heart rate and blood flow by measuring the changes in the artery.
· Glucometer tests a patient’s blood sugar through a small drop of blood placed on a strip test that connects to a device that produces the blood glucose reading.
· A Bluetooth thermometer provides a quick and accurate picture of the patient’s fever which helps the doctor give a solution to what to do next.
I’m sure you are familiar with these types of RPM because these are common ones, but there are numerous kinds of it. Who knows? maybe soon we can see new types of RPM, and it will be more advanced.