Overview

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) refers to a wide variety of technologies designed to manage and monitor a range of health conditions outside of the four-walls of the hospital. RPM technologies include point-of-care monitoring devices, such as vital signs, weight scales, blood sugar, blood oxygen levels, heart rate, electrocardiograms, glucometers, and blood pressure monitors, whether standalone or fully integrated within a health data reporting system. These devices provide alerts when a patient’s health conditions decline or improve and are particularly useful for the elderly, chronically ill, and people who have trouble accessing traditional sites of care, especially in rural areas. RPM technologies provide essential support for the coordination of care, behavior change (of providers as well as patients), and evidence-based decision support for patients. Additionally, incorporating RPM in chronic disease management can significantly improve an individual’s quality of life.

Findings from programs supported by the CMS Innovation Center identify the benefits of remote patient monitoring for patients, providers, and family caregivers; strategies for program deployment; lessons learned; and program outcomes, including program return on investment. Remote patient monitoring (RPM) uses digital technologies to collect medical and other forms of health data from individuals in one location and electronically transmit that information securely to health care providers in a different location for assessment and recommendations. This data is then transmitted to health professionals in facilities such as monitoring centers in primary care settings, hospitals and intensive care units, skilled nursing facilities, and centralized off-site case management programs.  Health professionals monitor these patients remotely and act on the information received as part of the treatment plan.

Monitoring programs can help keep people healthy, allow older and disabled individuals to live at home longer and avoid having to move into skilled nursing facilities. RPM can also serve to reduce the number of hospitalizations, readmissions, and lengths of stay in hospitals—all of which help improve quality of life and contain costs.

The goals of the Conference are to provide quantified knowledge related to:

  • Promoting independence and increasing self-management habits and healthy behavior among frail older adults living in urban low-income and rural communities
  • Sustaining the independence of frail elderly, who have been diagnosed with ongoing chronic conditions, allowing them to live independently and remain in the community
  • Reducing costs of care by reducing avoidable acute hospital or long term care facility use
  • Improving healthcare outcomes with earlier recognition of dangerous health indicators and rapid treatment
  • Establishing and expanding a new healthcare paraprofessional “Telehealth Technician” training program
  • Legal and regulatory considerations pertaining to the use of RPM technologies

Conference Chairperson:

Mark R. Anderson, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, CEO, AC Group & COO, East Texas Health System

Keynote Speaker:

Erik Halvorsen, Director, TMC Innovation Institute
Additional Speakers To Be Announced

Educational sessions will include:

  • Feasibility and Acute Care Utilization Outcomes of a Post-Acute Transitional Telemonitoring Program for Underserved Chronic Disease Patients
  • The Relationship Between Level of Adherence to Automatic Wireless Remote Monitoring and Survival in Pacemaker and Defibrillator Patients
  • Advances in Remote Monitoring of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Updates on the CART Initiative and the RITE Program

Who Should Attend

Executives, clinicians and IT staff at hospitals, healthcare systems, ACOs, physician groups, population health management companies, employers and health plans.

Executives from remote patient monitoring and other healthcare technology and medical device companies.

Consultants, lawyers, academics, government officials and the financial community.

Speaking and Sponsorship/Exhibition Opportunities

For information on speaking and sponsorship/exhibition opportunities, please contact Satish Kavirajan, Managing Director, TCBI:
Tel: 310-265-2570 Email: sk@tcbi.org

About the Conference Organizer

Founded in 2000, The Center for Business Innovation (TCBI) produces timely, well-researched conferences and exhibitions. TCBI has garnered a reputation for creating unique programs that focus on healthcare technology innovations and their role in improving health outcomes, reducing costs and enhancing patient satisfaction. TCBI organized the Healthcare Unbound Conference & Exhibition for eleven years. This was one of the pioneering events on the topic of remote patient monitoring and technology-enabled patient engagement. For additional information on TCBI, including the list of upcoming events, please visit: http://www.tcbi.org