Remote patient monitoring has been around for some time now. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the benefits of remote monitoring in patient care and helped many chronic disease patients that did not have traditional access to their providers manage their conditions from the comfort of their homes.
Today, there are many remote monitoring tools available. However, choosing an excellent tool that fits your needs is just the first step towards making your program a success. The crucial component for achieving positive results with remote patient monitoring is adequate patient coaching that promotes patient engagement.
As reported by Xtelligent Healthcare Media, the JAMA Network Open study showed that patients participating in health coaching (a form of patient coaching) and remote monitoring program were able to lower their blood pressure by anywhere from 53 to 85 percent, depending on the severity of their condition. 1 The study findings highlight how important it is for chronic patients to have an understanding and knowledge of their conditions, symptoms, treatment plans, and expected outcomes as well as continuous support.
If the patient understands ‘the why’, they are more likely to adhere to the treatment plan and, therefore, be more motivated to develop healthy behavioral changes and improve their well-being.
Aside from one-on-one health coaching, there are other ways of providing education and training to the patients. Patient coaching can be done in many ways that do not necessarily require providers to spend a lot of time on such a program on a regular basis– short informational videos, reading materials, fact sheets, success stories, and related news can be shared in the patient portal or through other forms of available technologies. In addition, different approaches will work for different patients based on their habits and preferences.
Patient coaching should be considered and incorporated into patient care plans and workflows as an integral part of increasing patient engagement and achieving better outcomes in the long run.
At Vivadox, we understand the importance of patient engagement to the overall success of remote patient monitoring programs. We are constantly re-evaluating and updating our patient engagement strategies and resources, making it easier for the providers to deliver the best possible care while keeping patients satisfied.
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