How can remote therapeutic monitoring improve patient care and outcomes?

Wondering how Remote Therapeutic Monitoring Improves Outcomes? Remote Therapeutic Monitoring (RTM) has the ability to improve both clinical outcomes and business metrics. On the billing side, RTM allows clinicians to capture more billable time by utilizing tasks completed daily. Clinics are already communicating with patients, sending home programs, and providing precautions around post-surgical care. The work is done – it just needs to be billed! This leads to a calculable ROI for clinic organizations considering implementing RTM into their practice.

Now let’s talk about patient care & outcomes.

Patient engagement affects adherence to home programs & clinical outcomes in orthopedic & musculoskeletal rehabilitation spaces. A better clinical experience = higher satisfaction level, More likely to show up for appointments & follow therapists’ recommendations! Remote Therapeutic Monitoring comes into play with asynchronous communication , push notifications , gamification , etc . All these features keep patients engaged during their course of care . Secure messaging also enables patients to communicate any concerns or questions they have with their clinician .

The result ? Higher engagement, improved value perception , and ultimately better clinical outcomes!  And those are a few simple ways that RTM can help improve patient care and outcomes.


Unlocking the Potential of Remote Therapeutic Monitoring for Improved Patient Care and Outcomes

In today’s fast-paced world, healthcare providers are constantly looking for ways to enhance patient care while also managing their own time effectively. One solution gaining traction in recent years is remote therapeutic monitoring (RTM). Let’s explore how RTM can improve patient care outcomes and bring additional revenue to clinicians.


Monetizing Existing Efforts: Billing for RTM Services

The first benefit of embracing RTM lies in its potential financial impact on your practice or clinic. Many tasks carried out by clinicians every day fall under the umbrella of what constitutes as RTM services but often go unbilled. By incorporating these tasks into your billing system through proper coding, you can begin capturing more billable time without adding extra work.

This includes setting up secure messaging platforms that allow patients to access home programs, exercise videos or information about their diagnosis from any location. Patients already expect these services when they come in for an appointment; now it’s just a matter of ensuring you’re financially compensated for providing them.


Fostering Patient Engagement with Remote Therapeutic Monitoring

Beyond the monetary benefits, implementing RTM has shown promising results when it comes to improving patient engagement – a crucial factor influencing adherence and clinical outcomes within orthopedic and musculoskeletal rehabilitation settings.

Research shows that higher levels of patient engagement lead to better attendance at follow-up appointments, increased adherence to prescribed home programs and ultimately improved clinical outcomes. Incorporating remote therapeutic monitoring tools like asynchronous communication systems or push notifications helps maintain this level of engagement throughout treatment plans – even after patients have left the clinic environment. It can also be used to drive leads and new patient growth. 

Furthermore, some RTM platforms gamify the rehabilitation process, which can motivate patients to stay on track with their exercises and home programs. Additionally, secure messaging features offer an easy way for patients to communicate any concerns or issues they may be experiencing with their treatment plan.


Improved Clinical Outcomes Through Enhanced Patient Monitoring

The end goal of any healthcare provider is ultimately to improve clinical outcomes for their patients. Remote therapeutic monitoring helps achieve this goal by keeping both parties engaged in the care process and allowing clinicians to monitor patient progress more closely.

Imagine incorporating physiological monitoring components such as edema management or pain tracking into your RTM system – it would provide even greater insight into how a patient’s condition is progressing during treatment. This level of oversight allows healthcare providers to make adjustments when necessary while also ensuring that they are delivering appropriate care tailored specifically for each individual’s unique needs.


Summary: The Power of Remote Therapeutic Monitoring

All things considered, remote therapeutic monitoring offers numerous benefits for both clinicians and patients alike. By capturing billable time that may have previously gone unnoticed and harnessing the power of technology-driven engagement tools, you not only enhance overall patient satisfaction but also drive improved clinical outcomes along the way.

Taking advantage of these opportunities will help set your practice apart in today’s competitive healthcare landscape while ensuring that you’re providing optimal care tailored precisely towards each patient’s unique needs.


What do you think are some of the benefits of RTM?


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Rafael E. Salazar II, MHS, OTR/L (Rafi) is the Principal Owner of Rehab U Practice Solutions and the host of The Better Outcomes Show and the author of Better Outcomes: A Guide to Humanizing Healthcare. His career trajectory includes 12+ years of experience in healthcare management, clinical operations, programmatic development, marketing & business development. He even spent some time as an Assistant Professor in a Graduate Program of Occupational Therapy and has served on numerous boards and regulatory committees. He has worked on projects ranging from patient engagement initiatives to marketing communication campaigns to a multi million dollar project assisting the State of Georgia's Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities transition individuals out of state institutions to community residences. His work on Telehealth has been discussed in Forbes.

Today, Rafi helps innovative healthcare companies like technology startups, platforms, SaaS companies & innovative healthcare organizations develop effective positioning strategy and business development plans through his consulting work. He also leverages his experience as a professor and academic to speak and train on the topics around humanizing the healthcare experience & healthcare innovation. In addition, Rafi also owns and operates ProActive Rehabilitation & Wellness, a multidisciplinary outpatient clinic treating patients with musculoskeletal pain.

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