Am I a Good Candidate for Remote Patient Monitoring?


If you have a chronic health condition, you may benefit from remote patient monitoring (RPM). This service takes advantage of technology using mobile medical devices to provide important health data to your providers.

Your RPM team uses this data as part of a holistic health care plan. A care coordinator reviews the information from the mobile devices every day. This way, your providers can intervene as soon as possible if your care requires adjustments. 

We also make sure to check in with you regularly to ensure your devices are working properly. And as an RPM patient, you have access to our dedicated RPM phone line, ensuring a faster connection with a care provider. 

To learn if you’re a good candidate for RPM, all you need to do is meet with your provider at Prima Medicine, which has locations in Fairfax and South Riding, Virginia. Your provider can assess your condition and talk with you about your goals to ensure you’re right for our program.  

Keep reading to learn more about our RPM program and whether or not you might be a good candidate.

Candidates for remote patient monitoring

Advances in technology have meant rapid developments in health care when it comes to patient monitoring. For patients with chronic health conditions, RPM helps monitor changes in health status without the need for as many office visits. 

Conditions that may qualify

If you have a chronic health condition or disease, you could be a candidate for RPM. In some instances, having an acute condition — such as COVID-19 — may qualify you for RPM. While you need to talk with your provider first, generally, some of the conditions that qualify for RPM include: 

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Hepatitis
  • Dementia/Alzheimer’s disease
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • Heart diseases
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Kidney disease
  • Oncologic care
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Autism
  • Atrial fibrillation

This is just a partial list. If you have a condition that’s not on this list, your provider can see if your condition qualifies.

Other factors

You should also know that other factors may be considered in determining if RPM is right for you. For example, your provider may gauge the following:

  • Your readiness to engage in your prescribed treatments and therapies
  • Your willingness to improve your health literacy to better manage your disease
  • Your willingness to learn and use the technology required to facilitate remote monitoring

Keep in mind that your provider works with you to help remove any technology barriers to using the mobile medical devices needed to monitor your condition. At Prima Medicine, your RPM plan involves regular check-ins, so we can answer any questions you have or help you solve any problems that arise.  

Getting started with remote patient monitoring

The best way to learn if RPM is right for you is by scheduling an appointment with your Prima Medicine provider. We can help you decide if our RPM program is right for you and your needs. 

Our partner, Medsien, is one of the leaders in RPM, so you get the best care possible for your chronic health conditions. Plus, RPM is covered by many private health insurance companies as well as Medicare and Medicare Advantage.   

To learn more about RPM and to see if it could help you, book an appointment online or over the phone with Prima Medicine today.

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