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LEADER PERSPECTIVE: 5 REASONS YOU SHOULD USE REMOTE PATIENT MONITORING TO MANAGE PATIENT HEALTH AND RECOVERY

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Remote patient monitoring programs use technology and patient support services to monitor patients’ health status over time outside of conventional clinical settings. Lindsay Streeter, former clinical leader for Medtronic Care Management Services, shares her perspective on five benefits remote patient monitoring can have in managing patient health and recovery.

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5 REASONS YOU SHOULD USE REMOTE PATIENT MONITORING TO MANAGE PATIENT HEALTH AND RECOVERY 

Healthcare providers and health systems are facing an unprecedented challenge: Provide individualized care to patients while managing ever-increasing demands on resources.

Remote patient monitoring is one way to provide critical care to patient populations while streamlining resources. Remote patient monitoring programs use technology and patient support services to monitor patients’ health status over time outside of conventional clinical settings. Medtronic Care Management Services provides remote monitoring programs designed to help healthcare providers and health systems better manage the health of focused populations, providing five key benefits.

5 BENEFITS OF REMOTE PATIENT MONITORING

Clinical studies have shown the following benefits are linked to remote monitoring programs:

  1. Engages patients with individualized experiences
  2. Improves health outcomes and reduces healthcare utilization1,2,3
  3. Reduce the total cost of care4,5
  4. Scales to large patient populations6
  5. Monitors multiple chronic conditions7,8

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Lindsay Streeter

Former clinical leader of Medtronic Care Management Services

About the Author

Lindsay Streeter is the former clinical leader of Medtronic Care Management Services, serving as the clinical voice of the business and was responsible for designing solutions to meet clinical strategic initiatives and serve patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals across the care continuum.

Lindsay started at Medtronic Care Management Services in 2011 and held a variety of positions including clinical operations management, program management and strategic clinical program design. Prior to Medtronic Care Management Services, Lindsay was a charge nurse for a large in-center hemodialysis provider and a Heart Failure Nurse Clinician for an integrated network in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Lindsay is a Certified Heart Failure Nurse (CHRN-K) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Chamberlain College of Nursing.

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Darkins A, Kendall S, Edmonson E, Young M, Stressel P. Reduced Cost and Mortality Using Home Telehealth to Promote Self-Management of Complex Chronic Conditions: A Retrospective Matched Cohort Study of 4,999 Veteran Patients. Telemed J E Health. 2015(21):70–76. 

2

Medtronic data on file.

3

Siahpush, Mo, Tyson, Geri. “Remote Interventions Improving Specialty Complex Care (RIISCC): Remote Patient Monitoring for Diabetes Patients.” University of Nebraska Medical Center PowerPoint presentation.  2016.

4

Dickinson, Michael G., and Kevin L. Vos. “Home Telehealth Done in an Integrated Disease Management Program Results in Substantial Cost Savings and Reduction in Healthcare Utilization.” Journal of Cardiac Failure, vol. 21, no. 8, Aug. 2015, p. S78.

5

Grant LA, Rockwood T, Stennes L. Client Satisfaction with telehealth services in home health agencies. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 2015; 21(2): 88-92

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Darkins A, Kendall S, Edmonson E, Young M, Stressel P. Reduced Cost and Mortality Using Home Telehealth to Promote Self-Management of Complex Chronic Conditions: A Retrospective Matched Cohort Study of 4,999 Veteran Patients. Telemed J E Health. 2015(21):70–76. 

7

“Chronic Conditions Among Medicare Beneficiaries, Chart Book 2012.” Baltimore, MD: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; 2012. Accessed November 18, 2014. Data is based on third-party data, which is not necessarily identical to the Medtronic Care Management Services data.

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Medtronic data on file.