WITHmyDOC's RPM@Home kit enables less severe COVID patients to be monitored daily without leaving their home utilizing a tablet and pulse oximeter.
Fremont, CA: Less than six months after introducing RPM@Home, healthcare technology company WITHmyDOC is witnessing the value of remote patient monitoring (RPM) come to the forefront as a solution to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on emergency rooms and hospitals.
With US COVID-19 numbers continuing to increase – the latest report states the number of new cases has increased 51 percent over the past month – hospitals are nearing or at the capacity of beds and ICU units. RPM, which enables some patients to have their oxygen level monitored at home, has emerged as a safe, significant way to free up hospital beds.
WITHmyDOC's RPM@Home kit enables less severe COVID patients to be monitored daily without leaving their home utilizing a tablet and pulse oximeter. Providers can keep an eye on the patient's oxygen level while they are at home as well as make adjustments when necessary. The kit also enables physicians to set target parameters for each's patient's vital signs. The system will trigger a critical alert if the patient's vital signs divert from their normal range. At that point, with a COVID-19 patient, the physician can determine whether an at-home treatment modification is in order, whether the amount of oxygen the patient receives needs to change, or whether the patient should be admitted to the hospital. A unique feature of WITHmyDOC's kit is that if the patient is on oxygen, the physician's monitoring dashboard shows how much oxygen the patient is taking, in addition to their oxygen level.
"Using RPM@Home for less severe COVID patients is a risk mitigation tool that proactively protects patients, reduces the spread of infection and helps alleviate hospital capacity issues," stated Richard Rodriguez, CEO of WITHmyDOC. "The ability to monitor the patient's oxygen level at home through RPM is the key to not having to do so in the hospital. It keeps patients at home where they can be cared for in a comfortable, familiar environment."