A Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) blog states, "In simple terms, RPM is a device that collects patient data and transmits it via the internet to a physician. The collected data allows a physician to monitor changes in patient vital signs and act accordingly."
Accessing Remote Patient Monitoring
Users will find the RPM link in the navigation menu on the left side of the Prevounce platform. This link will open a page that displays all of the patients currently enrolled in an RPM program through Prevounce. The search bar at the top of the screen enables users to search for a specific enrolled patient if/when needed.
Enrolling a Patient
To enroll a patient in RPM, users will click the blue “Enroll Patient in RPM” button in the upper right hand corner of the RPM module within Prevounce. In the resulting “Create RPM plan” window, users will search for the desired patient. If the patient is new to the practice or is not yet in the system, they can either be imported from a third party (EMR) or created locally within Prevounce to move forward enrolling them in RPM. Once the appropriate patient is selected, click the blue “Next” button in the bottom right to create the patient’s care plan. In the resulting window, users will select the name of the patient’s provider and click “Next” to advance. The final step in RPM enrollment involved a member of the care team obtaining patient consent to enroll in RPM. Patients need to understand the program they are joining, what is expected of them, what they can expect of the care team, and how to unenroll from the program should they choose. Clicking the green “Submit” button at the bottom right of the RPM enrollment window will launch the current patients new personalized RPM page.
Creating/Importing a Patient
It is important to note that this step will not generally be necessary. When a practice initially signs up with Prevounce, their patients will be loaded into the system. Users should only need to import patients that are new to the practice after implementation. If a user is looking for a patient that is not in the system, they are able to import the patient from a third party source, such as an EMR. To import a patient from a third party, users will click “Import from Third Party,” which will prompt the user to log into their EMR. Users can then again search for their patient, and when the appropriate patient is found, click the blue “Import” button to the right of the patient’s name. Patients can be created locally within the system as well by selecting the “Create New Patient” option and providing the requested information.