The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network published a study today in The Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open that concluded COVID-19 patients who activated remote patient monitoring (RPM) had a 32% lower rate of being hospitalized, and when hospitalized, had stays that were on average 2.7 days shorter with fewer days in intensive care.
“In the study, our objective was to see how a daily remote monitoring program for patients with COVID-19 helped with managing symptoms from home,” said Bradley Crotty, MD, MPH, Chief Digital Engagement Officer for the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network.
Crotty added, “We particularly sought to assess the impact that RPM had on health care services. Would the program help us find sicker patients more quickly and bring them to the hospital, or could we help people safely recover at home? We ultimately found that we were able to safely keep more people at home, supported by our nurses, through technology.”