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Remote Patient Monitoring

Remote Patient Monitoring

About Remote Patient Monitoring

Visiting your doctor’s office for regular health checks is time-consuming and inconvenient. Honeycomb Medical Group has the solution: using remote patient monitoring (RPM). You use remote devices at home that send data back to your provider, giving them valuable information about your heart rate, blood oxygen levels, and other key statistics. Call one of the four offices in Memphis, Tennessee, Holly Springs, Mississippi, to learn more about remote patient monitoring or request a consultation online today.

Remote Patient Monitoring Q & A

What is remote patient monitoring?

Remote patient monitoring uses sophisticated technology and wearable or home-use devices to gather information about your health. The devices collect data as you go about your daily life and transmit it to Honeycomb Medical Group via a secure internet connection. Your provider then assesses the results and adjusts your treatment as needed.

Prescribing patients with medical devices connected to the internet allows early intervention and improved chronic condition management. The devices send information to your doctor and nurse practitioner in real-time, improving patient outcomes and often reducing unnecessary hospital admissions and readmissions.

What remote patient monitoring devices might I need?

Honeycomb Medical Group provides various devices to patients, including:

Blood pressure cuffs

Measuring your blood pressure is vital, whatever condition you have. Blood pressure can rise and reach damaging or dangerous levels (hypertension) without causing symptoms, so the only way to be sure your blood pressure is healthy is with regular measurements.

The home blood pressure cuff tightens around your arm just like an in-office cuff but sends the readings directly to your provider.

Heart rate monitors

Heart rate monitors record the heartbeat’s speed and rhythm. That can be useful to manage conditions like congestive heart failure and arrhythmia or to check for problems that don’t appear on the in-office electrocardiogram (EKG).

Pulse oximeters

A pulse oximeter fits over your finger. It calculates the oxygen levels in your blood.

Weight scale

Weighing yourself accurately helps with weight management. The scale sends the information to your provider so they have regular updates on how your weight loss program is going.

Blood glucose monitors

If you have diabetes or prediabetes (a stage where your blood sugar is high but irreversible damage hasn’t occurred yet), a blood glucose monitor provides a more detailed picture of your blood sugar levels.

After determining which remote patient monitoring device you need, your provider shows you how to use, adjust, and charge the device.

Which health conditions benefit from remote patient monitoring?

Honeycomb Medical Group uses remote patient monitoring for patients with various health problems, including:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
  • Kidney disease
  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Your provider regularly analyzes the remote patient monitoring device results and sees you at least every six months for an in-person checkup.

Call the nearest Honeycomb Medical Group office to learn more about remote patient monitoring, or schedule a consultation using the online booking feature today.