As any competent clinician will tell you, having data is only one part of the equation. A clinician must also be able to intervene efficiently and effectively.
So how can we make remote patient monitoring more efficient and effective? The key to preventing hospital visits and improving health for this vulnerable population is adding capacity to the physician’s capabilities. Instead of relying on a patient’s primary physician to triage and analyze all the reported health information, the best remote patient monitoring partners extend physician capabilities without adding to their work burden by employing a dedicated clinical team that specializes in remote care for specific chronic conditions. Specialized remote clinicians, working directly as a representative of the ordering physician, can efficiently support large patient panels, focus on the large and small changes that get patients to guidelines, and extend a physician’s care longitudinally.