COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COPD affects an estimated 16 million Americans.
There is no cure for COPD, but treatments are available to help symptoms and slow the progression of the disease. One of the most promising treatments is remote patient monitoring (RPM).
RPM is a type of telemedicine that allows healthcare providers to remotely monitor a patient’s health data and provide care and support. RPM is especially beneficial for COPD patients because it can help them manage their disease, avoid exacerbations, and get the care they need without having to leave their home.
Here are some of the benefits of RPM for COPD patients:
RPM can help patients manage their disease by providing them with real-time data about their condition. This data can help patients and their healthcare providers make informed decisions about their care and treatment.
RPM can help patients avoid exacerbations by alerting their healthcare provider when their symptoms start to worsen. This early warning can help patients get the treatment they need to avoid a more serious health event.
RPM can help patients stay resource efficient by allowing them to receive care and support from the comfort of their own home. This can save patients time and money, and it can also help to reduce the strain on the healthcare system.
RPM is a beneficial tool for COPD patients, and it can help them to manage their disease, avoid exacerbations, and stay resource efficient.
Contact us to learn more about how to get started with RPM for your patients.