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RPM for Pneumonia

Keeping Patients at the Heart of Care

Pneumonia is a widespread condition, with around 1 million hospital admissions recorded annually across the US. In children, older adults, and those with a condition that compromises their natural immunity, pneumonia can be deadly, with the American Thoracic Society reporting that around 50,000 die from the disease every 12 months.

 

Between 17% and 25% of patients hospitalized with pneumonia are readmitted within 30 days, making RPM for pneumonia a vital piece of the puzzle, introducing advanced and accurate patient monitoring to prevent avoidable hospitalizations and readmissions, and ensuring patients recover well with the right treatment plans. Additionally, Wanda Health helps healthcare practices to claim extra revenue for the remote treatment of pneumonia patients.

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Why RPM for Pneumonia?

Wanda Health's Remote patient monitoring solutions and virtual care platform provide real-time measurements of vital signs to prompt interventions before a crisis develops and to provide pneumonia patient education to help manage symptoms and enhance compliance with prescribed care plans.

 

RPM enables any practitioner or healthcare service to continually monitor at-risk patients, those recently discharged, and those who need support and tracking to ensure they recover as expected.

 

Deploying highly precise medical monitoring devices enables physicians to receive up-to-date data related to temperature, blood pressure, and blood oxygen, determining whether there are any concerns or changes to the pneumonia patient’s well-being.

 

Monitoring vital signs means that any early indication of a worsening symptom prompts the physician or clinician to respond quickly, making recommendations for lifestyle changes, nutrition, medication plans, or other treatments to prevent the trajectory from developing and potentially becoming a higher risk.

 

Throughout the US, pneumonia hospitalizations incur a cost of an estimated $9.5 billion within hospitals and $13.7 billion per year in the treatment and ongoing care for those with pneumococcal diseases. RPM addresses these financial impacts by reducing hospitalizations, improving patient outcomes, and allowing practitioners to monitor larger patient cohorts.

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IMPROVES OUTCOMES 

Actionable insights expediting intervention management

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BETTER ADHERENCE

Improves patient understanding and engagement in their treatment plan

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SAVES TIME 

Strengthens care coordination and reduces unplanned emergent care needs

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ADDS REVENUE 

Expands revenue potential with new reimbursable services

The Benefits of Using RPM to Manage Pneumonia

For Patients

 

While the primary focus of an RPM service is to maintain clear oversight of the health and welfare of a patient, our virtual care platform also provides access to accessible patient education. These resources help patients recovering from pneumonia to understand how they can influence the speed and success of their recovery.

 

Learning materials can include guidance about hygiene to prevent reinfections, lifestyle changes that can reduce the likelihood of pneumonia returning, and exercises to help regain lost lung function.

 

Patients are often prescribed antibiotics to treat underlying bacterial infections and must comply with their medication plan to ensure it is effective. Abandoning a course of antibiotics early is one of the most common reasons a patient develops a treatment-resistant strain of pneumonia, which can cause further complications.

 

RPM for pneumonia brings healthcare into the patient’s home, ensuring they receive automated alerts to take their medications and submit readings to their practitioner, improving compliance and reducing the potential for patients to discard the importance of completing a full antibiotic regime.

 

For Healthcare Organizations

 

Our RPM services provide the following for healthcare professionals:

 

  • Improved efficiency: Numerous patient interactions can be effectively handled through virtual means, spanning from device setup to clarifying reasons for fluctuations in their readings. Through outsourced Remote Patient Monitoring, we engage directly with the patient, overseeing all of these routine tasks and discussions without demanding any time commitment from the healthcare practitioner.
     

  • Cost efficiency: Through the outsourcing of Remote Patient Monitoring, healthcare managers and directors can eliminate budgetary concerns associated with training consultants, physicians, support staff, and administrative teams in new platforms or software.
     

Additional revenue streams: Healthcare providers can bill for RPM services through insurance reimbursement via CPT codes. By offering RPM services to patients, you can submit claims for reimbursement, generating revenue for your organization.

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Wanda Remote Patient Monitoring System Features

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IDENTIFY EVENTS 7 DAYS IN ADVANCE

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VIDEO CALLS AND IN-PLATFORM SUPPORT

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PATIENT EDUCATION

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REMINDERS AND SCHEDULES

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TIMELY ALERTS

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VITALS DASHBOARD

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SYMPTOM TRACKING DASHBOARD

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DOCUMENT AND DATA STORAGE

Who We Work With

Wanda Health works in partnership with a range of services, organizations, healthcare bodies, and clinicians throughout the US and UK, ensuring the advantages of RPM are available across a cross-section of the medical community. We currently collaborate with:

 

  • Hospitals, specialist treatment centers, physicians, and practices looking at better ways to reduce preventable readmissions, offer patient-first communication and monitoring post-hospital discharge, and improve patient satisfaction and medical outcomes.

  • Healthcare research teams using RPM as an element within clinical trials to explore the quantifiable advantages of RPM as an alternative to conventional treatment plans and assess patient outcomes when comparing varying medications and protocols.

  • Community care organizations and healthcare services supporting patients in higher-risk groups, including older adults, children, and patients with underlying conditions or diseases that amplify their risk of complications or fatality associated with pneumonia.

  • Health management organizations using the reporting data collated through RPM to inform their approaches to patient and population education, the efficiency of RPM for the early detection of pneumonia, and to prevent instances of pneumonia resulting in hospitalization.

 

Our RPM consultants can offer additional information about the applications of RPM within each of these clinical settings and share feedback from existing partners about how RPM has informed their practice or studies.

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Our Devices

Wanda Health provides access to a range of FDA-standard medical devices, ideal for RPM and designed with user-friendly interfaces and functionality. Many practitioners assign one or more devices to a patient with pneumonia, allowing them to oversee recovery while monitoring the impacts of the disease on other healthcare conditions.

RPM BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR 

Blood pressure monitors track indications of hypertension and elevated or low blood pressure, with early detection essential to effective treatment and the prevention of hospitalization.

RPM BODY SCALES 

Body weight and general health are closely associated with recovery from conditions affecting lung function. Monitoring weight and body composition ensures clinicians oversee how well patients respond to treatment and recommended lifestyle changes.

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 

Patients with diabetes are at greater risk of complications or more serious cases of pneumonia. Tracking blood sugar levels provides the oversight to prevent issues from developing or initiate a rapid response as appropriate.

You can read more about our RPM devices here.

We provide complimentary demonstrations of our RPM devices alongside our virtual care platform to offer further insights into how each device functions and transmits secure patient monitoring data to their practitioner or medical professional.

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RECOMMENDED BY PATIENTS

96% of patients using Wanda Health as part of their care management services would recommend it to family and friends

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VERY SATISFIED PATIENTS

95% of patients were very satisfied using Wanda Health as part of their care management services

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ADHERENT PATIENTS

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 aims to transform the way healthcare providers interact and communicate with their patient groups, using the convenience, accessibility, and efficiency of RPM to reduce treatment costs, drive better long-term outcomes for patients, and address long-standing issues such as frequent readmissions, which may be preventable with closer and more accurate patient monitoring.

 

Through our hubs in the US and UK, we focus on tailored care delivery and introducing new levels of innovation to recognize the widespread advantages RPM offers in diagnosing, treating, and monitoring pneumonia and other prevalent diseases.

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