Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)

Family & Primary Care Practice located in Auburn, CA

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) services offered in Auburn, CA

Every time you go to the doctor’s office, they check your blood pressure and heart rate.. With remote patient monitoring, that information and more can be obtained without traveling to the office. At Auburn Medical Group, the skilled team uses today’s most advanced technology to monitor people with chronic diseases and help you reach your health goals. If you’re interested in remote patient monitoring, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

What is remote patient monitoring (RPM)?

Remote patient monitoring uses digital technology to measure or detect vital medical information from anywhere you are. Then, the device sends that information to the team at Auburn Medical Group using wireless connectivity.

You may wear a remote device continuously for some conditions. But remote monitoring is also used occasionally to check biomarkers as needed for your condition.

What information does remote patient monitoring collect?

Remote patient monitoring devices can obtain information about:

  • Heart rate
  • Respiration rate
  • Body temperature
  • Blood oxygen
  • Heart’s electrical activity (electrocardiogram or ECG)
  • Brain waves (electroencephalogram or EEG)
  • Blood sugar
  • Movement
  • Seizures
  • Weight

Certain devices that monitor movement can detect when you fall and alert your provider and other family members. Other movement monitors recognize gestures so you can signal the device if you need help.

Remote patient monitoring works for many chronic health conditions, ranging from hypertension to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and epilepsy.

What are the different types of remote monitors?

There are a few basic types of remote monitors, including:

  • Patches
  • Chest straps
  • Upper arm bands
  • Wristbands
  • Finger or toe clip
  • Monitors in clothing

All of the devices contain sensors that pick up specific information. For example, continuous glucose monitors detect sugar in the fluids surrounding cells.  

How does remote patient monitoring work?

Every device comes with an app and the equipment needed to obtain medical information. Some devices primarily rely on patches that adhere to your skin. You could also get a blood pressure cuff, a weight scale, thermometer, glucometer (measures blood sugar), or pulse oximeter (measures oxygen).

The team at Auburn Medical Group teaches you how to use your monitor. If information goes to your smartphone, they also teach you what it means, how to interpret the information, and the steps you may need to take.

If you don’t wear a continuous monitor, the team may give you a schedule to follow, or your device may alert you when it’s time to do something like check your blood pressure.

Call Auburn Medical Group or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about remote patient monitoring.