Delivering on the Promise of Remote Patient Monitoring
PETALUMA, Calif., June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Carium, a leader in virtual care technology, today announces the launch of Pinellas County Primary Care and Hospitalists remote monitoring program.
97% of patients in the program say the new experience is a better one.
Pinellas, a primary care practice in Clearwater, FL affiliated with BayCare Health System, was looking to build better healthcare experiences for their patients, and to improve clinical and financial outcomes.
After interviewing several remote patient monitoring (RPM) technology vendors, Michael Wanger, MD, internist and president at Pinellas, decided to partner with Carium, pointing to two characteristics that made the technology stand out in a noisy vendor market: ease of use and proven customer success.
Designing for the Patient
In addition, the mobile app allows a digital connection between the patient and their trusted care team. Patients can easily engage from their home, via messaging, video chats, and phone calls, based on their preferences. Patients also have access to vetted learning content, can provide feedback via surveys, share progress via journaling, and more.
89.2% of patients in the RPM program engaged month-over-month in the first five months. 97% of patients say the new experience is a better one. These engagement and experience metrics indicate that their patients like the program — as they continue to use the technology to support the management of their chronic disease.
Delivering on the Promise of RPM
A new revenue stream was recognized by Pinellas's participation in the RPM program by CMS. On average, providers can receive up to $123 per patient per month. Where revenue was once dwindling, the practice has recorded a 43% monthly revenue increase from December 2020 to April 2021.
Dr. Michael Wanger shares, "We spent the past decade punching more buttons and clicking more boxes and doing more data entry than ever before. The bottom line is that so far, technology has made it more difficult to take care of patients," he says. "But all of a sudden, it feels like we're turning a corner. Now we actually have this technology that makes things more, not less, efficient."
This is the future of healthcare. Learn more about how Carium can be the technology powering your remote patient monitoring program.
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