What is Remote Patient Monitoring?  Remote patient monitoring (RPM) refers to using technology to monitor patient data outside of traditional healthcare settings, including while the patient is at home. Examples of such data include weight, blood pressure, blood glucose, mood, pulse, temperature, oximetry and respiratory flow rates.

Why would I want to use RPM? 

When would I want to use RPM?  There are many use cases for using RPM. Here are just a few examples:

What kinds of devices can be used for RPM?

  • The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulates medical devices sold in the United States to assure their safety and effectiveness.   A remote patient monitoring device is considered by the FDA as a wireless medical device.

What do I need to know to get started with an RPM Program?  Visit our Remote Patient Monitoring Toolkit!  This toolkit is dedicated to helping providers get started.  View the videos to understand roles and responsibilities and then make sure you download the actual RPM Toolkit (it's an 8 page PDF document with lots of great information).

Are there additional resources?