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 an effective way for patients to:
Primary care providers who refer patients to the program:
UMMC remote patient monitoring and chronic disease management services include: