Regarding “When patients need house calls, there may be no doctors nearby,” remote monitoring solutions of patients' vital signs and wellness indicators can ameliorate many of the discussed issues. Also, payers are now entertaining reimbursement of these monitoring platforms. The CMS now does so for a specific patient set. The monitoring doesn't have to become a burden for primary-care providers because it can be reviewed by secondary, qualified triage-level staff, observing from afar. When necessary, the trained observer can involve the appropriate clinicians. Watchful waiting leverages this technology without additional burden to the undersupply of providers and to the direct benefit of patients and their family members.
Rik WarrenDirector of business development