5 myths about Remote Patient Monitoring

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Over the last decade we see how digitalization affected and transformed the healthcare industry with drug development and care delivery. Although there are some misconceptions that are holding healthcare providers behind in adopting the Remote Patient Monitoring Solutions. See some common myths below. 


Myth 1: High cost of the RPM

Monitoring patients through a variety of digital and telehealth tools can seem expensive, but the RPM solution doesn’t need to be complex to perform its function. You can start small by identifying one particular health issue that you want to resolve and identifying the population at risk. This population at risk should be evaluated from the perspective of the current cost to the practice. The implementation of the RPM system for the population accounting for significant costs would result in decreased costs for both patients and practice, and improved health outcomes due to the regularity of monitoring. You can target for instance seniors with falling issues to monitor them more closely, see trends and act accordingly, or monitor people with diabetes to reduce their A1c levels and insulin intake. It will help you to analyze closely their vital signs, activity and trends leading to the improvement or deterioration of their health. It is also recommended to have the devices integrated into the RPM platform instead of asking patients to use their devices. That way you ensure that the data collected is accurate, the device is reliable and properly functioning. RPM system provides scalability and facilitates reimbursement by Medicare for the practice at stake. According to the survey conducted by Accenture, the implementation of RPM resulted in 33% cost savings in remote patient monitoring. You can also use our ROI calculator, to see how implementation of RPM can improve your revenue.  

Myth 2: Unreliability of the RPM

RPM programs ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the patient data. As HIPAA compliance is one of the requirements for healthcare organizations, most of the RPM systems follow this regulation. In Canada, Ontario, RPM solutions also need to be OTN-verified as a proof of data security. 

Myth 3: Complexity of RPM and its implementation

Most of the RPM devices available on the market are already pre-configured for the use by patients and caregivers. Besides you get only real-life accurate patient data with convenient data analytics and health dashboards, notifications, alerts, task customization and automation. Select a provider that will assist you with the set-up and installation process and also provide technical support for its partners and their patients. You need to also make sure the selected RPM solution can be integrated with your existing electronic health records (EHR), so you can manage all your patient data in one place for effective care management. It can help you to avoid data silos and unnecessary costly procedures and treatments. 

Myth 4: Increased workload and lack of efficiency

The workload depends on the RPM. The effective RPM system should be organized to facilitate information access and provide insightful analysis that healthcare professionals can act upon. One glance at the screen should be enough to understand which patients require urgent attention and specific treatment to be implemented. RPM solutions minimize the resource utilization, save time of healthcare providers by categorizing the patients, providing tasks automation (ex: reminders) and customizable alerts. 

Myth 5: No particular change in patient outcomes 

In terms of the patient results, the RPM solutions contribute to the patient’s increased engagement and self-management, better management of existing conditions, decrease in emergency visits, hospitalizations and readmissions and earlier disease detection and therapy side effectsThe research conducted by Amwell shows that 25% of patients are ready to switch to a new health provider to benefit from telehealth service. 

There are many reasons to adapt RPM solutions, especially for prescription renewals, chronic care management and follow ups after the surgery. Hope we helped you to rid of some of your fears related to RPM integration to your practice.

Our solution 

SenSights Care is a remote patient monitoring and aging solution. It has fall detection sensors that could be easily installed on walls or ceiling. The touchless sensors are detecting  falls without wearables or cameras. Every time a fall occurs it sends an alert to your relatives and appointed healthcare providers in your region.


Sensights Care  can provide peace of mind to you and your family, and can be monitored by healthcare providers. A fall detected by healthcare providers gives them the opportunity to react and provide timely care to a loved one.  Our touchless fall detection device works in different lighting conditions such as darkness and dense steam you may find in a bathroom. Including falls,  it can also track your walking activities  and send a detailed report to your care circle including a healthcare provider for further analysis. Having a healthcare provider included in a family care circle  makes the care provision proactive and more efficient. 

Our RPM solution also provides white labeling options, so our healthcare partners providing 24/7 care to the end customers can sell it under their name and change pricing depending on their needs. 


We are a North American-based startup that provides comprehensive capabilities for home care organizations to manage their senior care services using state-of-art AI and 5G technologies and allow for a greater independence. We are uniquely positioned as we are the only one with a combination of

  • Ambient or Touchless Fall Detection
  • Device-less or Contactless Wellness Monitoring
  • Comprehensive Mobile, Tablet and Web Solution for Seniors, Caregivers and Agency
  • Complete Out-of-box Telehealth and TeleMedicine Platform with integration with over 15+ smart devices and several leading EMRs/EHRs like PointClick Care, Cerner and many more in pipeline
  • Over 40+ Data Scientists, Engineers and Medical Advisors to help integrate and improve digital transformation journey of our client with services, products and platform focused on senior market

We provide the best in class health platform for patient engagement, remote monitoring and virtual care. Patients are guided on smartphones, tablets and computers from preparation through recovery with the help of reminders, education and activity tracking. Providers can receive alerts, monitor patients and access analytics to deliver better care. Health systems use SenSights Care to improve patient satisfaction while reducing hospital length of stay, readmissions, and costs.

We would like to work with you to help you grow your business with our unique business model of sharing revenue with healthcare providers.

Book a consultation today to see how can help digitally transform your healthcare organization at https://sensights.ai/contact-us/ 

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