Americans are getting older and sicker, and they’re spending more – using both
private funds and taxpayer money – trying to heal. A 2017 RAND study indicated that
60 percent of American adults suffer from at least one chronic health condition and
42 percent have more than one.1 Americans spent an average of $10,739 per person
on healthcare in 2017, and under current law, national health spending is projected to
expand at an average rate of 5.5 percent per year, reaching $5.7 trillion by 2026.2
About 60 million are covered by various Medicare
benefits, and the federal government understands
that it needs to be more efficient and effective
in how it manages care.
Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is a technology to enable monitoring of patients outside of conventional clinical settings, such as in the home or in a remote area, which may increase access to care and decrease healthcare delivery costs.
Incorporating RPM in chronic-disease management may significantly improve an individual’s quality of life, by allowing patients to maintain independence, prevent complications, and to minimize personal costs.
RPM can help patients monitor and share important information with their doctor such as blood pressure, glucose level, BMI, and more. Patients can upload this information via the Healow app.
Currently this is available for Medicare / Medicare Advantage insurance patients.