Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is one specific form of telehealth that involves using a device to collect and transmit patient physiologic data from afar.
No. Telehealth is a very broad, umbrella term that encompasses any and all care you or your clinicians could provide without an in-person office visit. Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is one specific form of telehealth that involves using a device to collect and transmit vital signs or physiologic data from your patient outside of the office. That data is monitored by your clinical staff and used for ongoing patient care, communication, and education.
Some types of telehealth, such as virtual visits, are designed to replace an in-office visit. RPM is frequently used as a supplement to an in-office visit as it provides continuous care between visits. Having this additional visibility into your patient’s health on a daily basis can enable you to make better, more preventative treatment decisions.