COPD With Remote Patient Management Robot:
MeduPal robot can provide critical monitoring and alerts to patients and caregivers to provide a much better experience with digital health and help use the prescribed use doses. One article on asthma and COPD notes that only 25% of patients fill their first prescription for an inhaler and when monitored, only 25 – 50% use the prescribed dose. This can lead to acerbations and increased healthcare utilization.
Add-on or integrated adherence monitoring can maximize clinical effectiveness. While cost can be a concern, avoiding the need for biologics could produce a return on investment. A recent review article in JMIR Medical Informatics dives into studies from the last six years and outlines a model for evaluation of studies on remote monitoring for other conditions. Treatment of pulmonary conditions is increasingly turning to continuous monitoring through connected health devices.
Part of the incentive in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the Medicare Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program which penalizes hospitals for readmissions for COPD and other conditions. The use of digital monitoring for these conditions illustrates encouraging outcomes: COPD, asthma and sleep apnea.
Specifically, 31% of the studies showed a reduced number of clinical visits including primary care and emergency department visits.
One study showed improvement especially among rural patients. Three studies found that adding videoconferencing and phone support to monitoring services reduced admissions for exacerbations.
The list of facilitators to the adoption of telemedicine included:
Minimize and Eliminate Contact
•Free up paid employees and minimize patients and caregivers exposure to Covid-19
•Telehealth Telepresence with patients in hospital, at testing stations and at home (with our smallert MeduPal Robot).
•Free up paid employees, Increase Quality and Patient Satisfaction
(Handles repetitive non-critical tasks to free up paid employees)
•Telehealth Telepresence costs to be subsidized •Testing capabilities: associated costs may be subsidized
•Proactive care process •Personalized/communicative companion reduces anxiety •AI/design for anti-anxiety & depression due to stress of care & social isolation •Cloud data management, integration with existing data infrastructure (ie, Epic)
Improve Patient Satisfaction
•Bird's eye view of care process tracked in real time •Personalized/communicative companion functionality •Proactive mental health management) through AI/design
•Reduces anxiety and depression due to stress of care and social isolation
•Remote patient management (RPM) with FDA approved devices
•RPM Integration into existing devices •New communication channel with healthcare team
Generate Revenue And Save Labor (Insurance * CPT Codes)
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