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A Guide to Remote Patient Monitoring

Remote Patient Monitoring (sometimes called telemonitoring) is the collection of health data by a patient, often from outside conventional care settings, which is then electronically and securely transmitted to a provider (sometimes via a data processing service) for use in care and related support.

For example, a patient while at work or home routinely records electrocardiograms (ECGs), and checks blood pressure with an Omron cuff. The data is instantly uploaded to the IronRod Health platform. The patient’s provider logs into the IronRod Health Portal to review the patient’s health data, then communicates the treatment plan to the patient by phone or email.

Remote patient monitoring can:

  • Empower patients to better manage their health and participate in their health care

  • Increase visibility into a patient’s adherence to treatment and enables timely intervention 

  • Strengthen relationships between clinicians and patients


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