RPM for Acute Disease
Preventing Hospitalization for Acute Disease
Acute diseases are characterized as conditions that cause sudden and potentially severe symptoms or attacks. Examples include broken bones, infections, respiratory illnesses, and asthma attacks – which require emergency medical attention and, commonly, hospitalization.
Many chronic conditions are also linked to acute diseases. Osteoporosis, for instance, is a chronic disease that develops over time and impacts the density of a patient's bones. A fall resulting in a broken bone would be categorized as an acute condition.
RPM is ideally suited to acute disease prevention and monitoring, allowing healthcare professionals real-time access to patient data to pre-empt attacks, identify worsening symptoms or identifiers of a potential attack, and ensure patients receive excellent care and updated treatment plans to avoid unnecessary medical interventions.
Clients and Partners
Why RPM for Acute Disease?
Assigning RPM devices to patients to monitor their vital signs from home ensures patients are actively involved in their care. Patients can see how their measurements change from day to day through tracking within our virtual care platform.
Acute disease can be challenging to manage given the nature of a sudden onset, with the US National Health Survey reporting that children under five experience as many as four acute conditions per year.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that 7.9% of the population have an overnight hospital stay every 12 months, with preventable illnesses costing the economy an estimated $730.4 billion annually.
In the vast majority of cases, acute diseases impact patients in at-risk categories or with an underlying chronic illness. By tracking data and the success of treatment plans and medications, practitioners can see when there are signs that an acute disease may be manifesting and provide patient education, preventative treatments, or medication adjustments accordingly.
Asthma management is one of the most prevalent examples. Patients contracting minor conditions such as a cold can see if these illnesses are causing a deterioration in lung function before an asthma attack occurs. Physicians may also be able to prevent milder conditions from escalating into more severe infections such as pneumonia and bronchitis.
Actionable insights expediting intervention management
Improves patient understanding and engagement in their treatment plan
Strengthens care coordination and reduces unplanned emergent care needs
Expands revenue potential with new reimbursable services
The Benefits of Using RPM to Manage Asthma Patients
Reduced Hospitalizations: Early intervention through RPM can prevent the progression of acute diseases to a point where hospitalization is necessary. RPM for acute diseases can help reduce the burden on healthcare facilities and decrease healthcare costs while improving patient outcomes.
Early Intervention: RPM enables the tracking of specific symptoms related to acute diseases. By closely monitoring these symptoms, healthcare providers can identify any deterioration in a patient's condition and take action before it becomes severe.
Increased Engagement: Patient engagement is important, where RPM tracing and the visibility of their measurements improve compliance with medical advice and adherence to lifestyle changes recommended by a physician or doctor.
Peace of Mind: Patients and their loved ones can find solace in the knowledge that their well-being is under continuous watch, bridging the gap between medical visits. This can help ease feelings of anxiety and tension.
For Healthcare Organizations
Timely Response: Timely assistance and medical interventions are key to ensuring acute diseases are detected, treated, and managed before they become a clinical emergency. The speed of onset can mean that conventional treatment approaches are ineffective without the responsiveness to see how patient symptoms are changing on a daily basis.
Close Monitoring: Practitioners and healthcare service providers use RPM to monitor all the relevant patient metrics, seeing immediately when there is cause for concern or where a measurement falls outside of the safe thresholds.
Cost-effective: RPM is also a cost-effective, scalable, and convenient way to assist with patient recovery from hospitalizations and acute attacks. Allowing patients to return home sooner, with continual tracking, may support faster recovery in a familiar and comfortable environment and reduce exposure of vulnerable patients to other diseases or viruses circulating within the community.
Diversified Income Sources: Healthcare providers can expand their income sources by billing for RPM services using CPT codes for insurance reimbursement. Providing RPM services to patients allows your organization to file reimbursement claims, thereby enhancing your overall revenue.
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SYMPTOM TRACKING DASHBOARD
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Who We Work With
Wanda Health collaborates with an array of healthcare providers, researchers, and services across the public and private medical sectors. We currently partner with:
Primary healthcare teams and service managers, from practitioners to community medical teams, specialist clinics and centers, and outpatient support providers.
Organizations and services focused on post-surgical, post-hospital, and recovery assistance. RPM is used to track patient recovery and rehabilitation and offer educational resources and symptom management.
Researchers and diagnostic centers extracting meaningful data, correlations, and outcomes from RPM service delivery to assess the impacts on patient well-being, the duration of hospital stays, the cost of healthcare services, and ways to prevent unnecessary emergency medical interventions.
Broader-scope nationwide and international healthcare organizations tracking occurrences and outcomes of severe acute diseases and assessing the right ways to tackle the most widespread conditions and disseminate public healthcare information.
Healthcare professionals and organizations are welcome to get in touch at any time for a demonstration of our RPM devices and Wanda Health’s virtual care platform for further insights into the benefits available.
Wanda Health offers a range of medical-grade RPM devices, all designed to be user-friendly and intuitive. Features such as one-touch buttons, backlit LED screens, and lightweight cases ensure devices are suitable for any patient. Our devices include the following:
RPM BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR
Blood pressure monitoring is used as a preventative and tracking solution for patients with, or at risk of, cardiovascular diseases alongside mental health conditions. Spikes or drops in blood pressure can pre-empt an acute illness or attack.
RPM BODY SCALES
Both malnutrition and excess body weight are key risk factors in multiple acute diseases. Practitioners can use RPM scales to track patients' weight, ensuring they are following lifestyle and medication advice to prevent the onset of a medical emergency.
iPulseOx PULSE OXIMETER
Pulse oximeters are used throughout treatment plans and symptom management for patients with respiratory diseases, long-term chronic illnesses, and with an elevated risk of developing an acute condition that impacts lung function and capacity.
RPM BLOOD SUGAR MONITOR
Patients with diabetes are at risk of several serious side effects of acute conditions. Monitoring blood sugar can prevent hyperglycaemic or hypoglycaemic episodes from occurring.
In many cases, physicians choose to deploy one or more devices to the same patient, particularly those at elevated risk of several acute diseases that are more likely to result in urgent hospitalization.
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95% of patients were very satisfied using Wanda Health as part of their care management services
91% of patients followed their treatment plan using Wanda Health as part of their are management services
About Wanda Leaders in Digital Healthcare
Wanda Health is a specialist remote patient monitoring company based in the US and UK, providing accessible, ready-to-use devices for immediate dispatch to patients, support for medical organizations in implementing or transitioning to RPM, and a comprehensive turnkey solution.
Our aim is to revolutionize the world of modern healthcare and ensure the medical community utilizes the potential for RPM to provide improved patient satisfaction, care costs, and outcomes across the wide sphere of acute diseases.