Technologies for Remote Patient Monitoring of Older Adults: A Review


A position paper that comprehensively describes remote patient monitoring (RPM), with an emphasis on how RPM can improve the lives of older adults while controlling health care costs. The paper discusses why RPM is needed, lists potential applications of RPM, reviews types of RPM technologies, and describes RPM as a 5-step process.


For program managers and other RPM team members that want a one-stop source on RPM technologies.

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The paper is useful for the following aspects of RPM program planning and development:
  • Technology review: the paper summarizes types of RPM technologies and how they should functionally operate.
  • Program design and clinical management: the paper’s 5-step RPM process (Collect, Transmit, Evaluate, Notify, and Intervene) offers a practical framework for RPM program design and establishing clinical workflows.
  • Presenting the “case” for RPM: the paper’s statistics on the needs for and applications of RPM, e.g., for better chronic disease management, can be used in building the business and clinical case for a new or expanded RPM program.

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