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Remote Patient Monitoring

Actively manage chronic illness and take a proactive role in health with remote patient monitoring from UMMC Telehealth.

Remote patient monitoring gives primary care physicians a valuable way to support patients with chronic illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease.

When a primary care physician makes a referral for remote patient monitoring, their patient enrolls in a four- to six-month program tailored to a specific chronic illness. UMMC specialists educate the patient about their condition and how to improve their health, and a trained clinician regularly checks on their progress. Over time, the patient masters the skills to monitor and manage the illness on their own.

With a primary care referral, remote patient monitoring is usually covered by the patient’s insurance or Medicaid plan.

Remote patient monitoring is good for patients.

Remote patient monitoring is an effective way for patients to:

  • Benefit from specialized support for diabetes, heart failure, hypertension, and other chronic illnesses on an outpatient basis.
  • Identify potential health risks and receive treatment sooner, for improved outcomes.
  • Become true partners in their own wellness and health care.

Remote patient monitoring is good for providers.

Primary care providers who refer patients to the program:

  • Empower their patients to take a more active role in their treatment.
  • Help patients manage chronic diseases conveniently, from anywhere, using a tablet device.
  • Lower the cost of care for insurance companies by addressing health issues before they become more serious and costly to treat.

Available Services

UMMC remote patient monitoring and chronic disease management services include:

  • Monitoring at home, school, and work
  • Daily health sessions
  • Personalized interventions
  • Automatic notification of potential issues
  • Medication therapy management
  • Targeted education and health coaching
  • Behavior modification
  • Patient empowerment
  • Ongoing care coordination with primary care providers

To find out more about UMMC Telehealth remote patient monitoring, email us at telehealth@umc.edu or call (601) 815-2020.