RPM for Mental Health Monitoring
Effective Mental Health Symptom Tracking
Wanda Health mental health RPM provides a rapid deployment solution to augment medical and therapeutic interventions and understand more about how mental health can be identified through symptom tracking and monitoring. Our virtual care platform delivers professional healthcare support in an accessible, low-cost way whilst claiming extra revenue for the remote treatment of mental health patients.
Mental health affects 22.8% of the US population, increasing from 19% over the last six years. Statistics published by the CDC show that one in five adults, or 57.8 million people, have a mental illness with a huge scope of conditions, including bipolar disorder, severe depression, and schizophrenia.
As a healthcare condition, mental well-being has become a key focal point for healthcare educators and authorities, particularly following spikes in reports of mental illness following the isolating and challenging circumstances so many experienced during the pandemic.
Clients and Partners
Why RPM for Mental Health?
One of the reasons mental health conditions are so difficult to manage using conventional healthcare methodologies is that there are thousands of symptoms and illnesses, many of which can correlate or present simultaneously.
Any mental illness can affect a patient's physical, psychological, emotional, and social welfare. Many find that their condition prevents them from seeking support, prompting clinicians and physicians to look for alternative methods of ongoing care delivery that remain acceptable to broad patient cohorts.
Many mental health conditions can increase the risk of physical ailments, where depression, for instance, is linked with greater exposure to:
In the same way, chronic illness and long-term pain are intrinsically associated with a higher risk of mental illness.
Often referred to as a mental health crisis, mental illness is also prevalent in younger demographics, with the National Institutes of Health reporting that in 2019, 15.8% of adolescents ages 12 to 17 were living with major depression, of whom 60% were not receiving any therapy or medical support.
RPM provides a solution that is inherently scalable, inclusive, cost-efficient, and effective, dispatching user-friendly, intuitive devices for mental health patients to use in their own time without requiring weekly or daily travel, in-person visits, or consultations.
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 Mental Health
Patients can be assigned one or several devices to help their care teams identify signs of developing or worsening symptoms, evaluate how well medications and drug therapies are working, and initiate an emergency intervention if they have any cause for concern.
Mental illnesses can cause myriad potential symptoms and side effects, which impact emotions, behaviours, and thought processes, such as feelings of sadness and anxiety, guilt, withdrawal from social interactions, fatigue, hallucinations, extreme violence, and suicidal thoughts. Physical symptoms are also common, including but not limited to migraines, stomach pain, and digestive issues. RPM can help patients to monitor and deal with these issues and as when they arise.
For Healthcare Organizations
RPM devices measure physiological data considered relevant by their practitioner to their mental health or that are known to be important measurements to manage exposure to risks that are connected to mental health. Our RPM services provide the following for healthcare professionals:
Enhanced Efficiency: Our virtual mental health monitoring solutions streamline various patient interactions, from setting up monitoring devices to addressing fluctuations in the physical manifestations of mental health issues.. With outsourced mental health monitoring, we directly engage with patients, managing routine tasks and discussions without requiring the time of healthcare practitioners.
Cost-Effective Solution: By outsourcing mental health monitoring, healthcare administrators and managers can alleviate budgetary concerns related to training consultants, clinicians, support staff, and administrative teams in new software or platforms.
Diversified Revenue Streams: Mental health providers can bill for our monitoring services through insurance reimbursement using appropriate CPT codes. By offering mental health monitoring services to patients, you can submit reimbursement claims, generating additional revenue for your organization.
Improved access: Providers can access RPM data at any time, trace data against baseline metrics, and adjust care and treatment plans as necessary while providing education, support, virtual check-ins, and referrals. Monitoring physical symptoms and tracing changes over time allows healthcare professionals to monitor their patients long-term, determine where measurements show positive progress, identify where changes require a shift in treatment, and enable patients to play an active participatory role in their care.
Wanda Remote Patient Monitoring System Features
IDENTIFY EVENTS 7 DAYS IN ADVANCE
VIDEO CALLS AND IN-PLATFORM SUPPORT
REMINDERS AND SCHEDULES
SYMPTOM TRACKING DASHBOARD
DOCUMENT AND DATA STORAGE
Who We Work With
As RPM evolves into one of the leading ways to scale and expand care capacity to meet the changing needs of today’s population, Wanda Health is working in partnership with a variety of healthcare organizations, bodies, and care providers.
Primary care providers, hospitals, mental health specialists, community care teams, and other healthcare providers and medical professionals.
Treatment centers and post-hospital discharge service providers working to prevent readmissions and hospitalizations where conditions can be managed through RPM.
Researchers and analysts exploring alternative approaches, clinical trials, and studies to determine emerging and advanced treatment solutions and care approaches for mental health.
Education organizations and public healthcare bodies appraising approaches and holistic treatment plans to manage mental health conditions and look at ways to improve patient information and outcomes.
Wanda Health offers a comprehensive range of medically advanced RPM devices, combining functionality for seamless patient use and the technology to securely transmit readings through cellular connectivity for confidentiality. Devices that may be appropriate for mental health patients include:
RPM BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR
Depression, anxiety, and fearful thoughts can cause a racing heart, leading to palpitations and further damage to the vital organs. Tracking a patient's heart rate can identify when a patient is experiencing stress, depression, and fear, allowing the practitioner to prevent episodes from escalating or becoming a medical emergency.
RPM BODY SCALES
Several mental health conditions can cause extreme eating, resulting in sudden weight loss or gain, a typical indicator of depression. Weight loss is considered a diagnostic criterion for depression, whereas tracing body weight can assist with medical recommendations for treatments, lifestyle changes, and nutritional support.
iPulseOx PULSE OXIMETER
A pulse oximeter measures blood oxygen levels, alerting RPM providers or clinicians when a drop in oxygen saturation indicates a concern or medical emergency.
RPM BLOOD SUGAR MONITOR
Diabetes and hyperglycemia are linked to mental health conditions causing sadness or anger, with low blood sugar indicative of anxiety and extreme nerves. Tracing these metrics is imperative to treating diabetes and preventing developing mental health conditions from becoming exacerbated.
Each RPM device alerts healthcare providers of changes that fall outside the accepted norm or tolerance to initiate necessary actions, whether medication, treatment plans, or providing a different environment to prevent unnecessary hospitalization.
Highly Effective With Patients
RECOMMENDED BY PATIENTS
96% of patients using Wanda Health as part of their care management services would recommend it to family and friends
VERY SATISFIED PATIENTS
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 sector-leading specialist in RPM, introducing advanced and reliable ways for providers and healthcare services to expand their capacity to support patients and demographics in a way that is cost-effective, financially viable, and aligns with their medical services.
With hubs in both the UK and the US, we focus on widespread conditions, how RPM can address growing needs, and ways to drive toward better patient outcomes while ensuring healthcare services offer outstanding quality and business sustainability.