RPM technologies help manage and monitor health conditions of older adults, particularly those with chronic illness, and people who have trouble accessing care. RPM technologies include standalone or integrated home monitoring devices and peripherals such as weight scales, glucometers, and blood pressure monitors. These tools were contributed by organizations from across the country, Center for Technology and Aging grantees, and consultants and are intended to be easily adapted for any health care program.
Tools are organized under eight workstreams: functional areas that simplify the steps required to successfully deploy a technology. Workstreams are not sequential. They often overlap and segue into one another during the course of the deployment journey. Sub-tasks within workstreams further help you quickly find the right tool for the right task. More is on the workstream homepage.
Click ‘more/less’ next to each workstream for a list of guides and tools relating to that area. Each workstream and sub-task has a corresponding guide. Download the guides first prior to reviewing individual tools to obtain an overview and important considerations for implementing technology.
Click on the tool’s title to find more information about each tool, including their description, target audience, and helpful tips. Click on the ‘download tool’ icon to download the tool. (Note: You must be logged in to download tools.)
A suggested “starter kit” set of RPM tools for organizations new to technology adoption would include these 7 tools: