The United States leads the world in medical research and is recognized for cutting edge hospitals and pioneering groundbreaking medical technologies. Despite these advantages, a high proportion of Americans have difficulty accessing the healthcare they need.
There are several reasons for this: one is that large parts of the country are rural and remote; another is cost; a third is the US has a shortage of family physicians, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians*.
These are all challenges that have caused the healthcare infrastructure to creak and, to a certain extent, fail. But with the research, knowhow and the technology we have, these are problems that can be solved. Today.
Remote patient monitoring (RPM) via the cloud uses digital technology to track, communicate and store the health data of patients from anywhere, in real-time, securely and safely. By making RPM a cornerstone of the healthcare system, we can give patients greater ownership of their personal health, enabling better patient outcomes while reducing the burden on hospitals and medical staff.