Remote patient monitoring technology becoming imperative for providers

SearchHealthIT- Major healthcare systems are adopting remote patient monitoring systems and technology for groups of patients with chronic conditions, and RPM vendors are having success.

The sprawling University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is at the forefront of a wave of large healthcare systems that are transforming themselves into their own insurers.

An increasingly important part of that approach is using remote patient monitoring technology in large-scale population health programs to keep the chronically ill out of the hospital and more engaged with their own health, and so drive down costs.

On June 1, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) rolled out its biggest remote patient monitoring technology initiative to date.

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