Implementation of a multisite, interdisciplinary remote patient monitoring program for ambulatory management of patients with COVID-19

Jordan D. Coffey, Laura A. Christopherson, Amy E. Glasgow, Kristina K. Pearson, Julie K. Brown, Shelby R. Gathje, Lindsey R. Sangaralingham, Eva M. Carmona Porquera, Abinash Virk, Robert Orenstein, Leigh L. Speicher, Dennis M. Bierle, Ravindra Ganesh, Debra L. Cox, R. Nicole Blegen, Tufia C. Haddad

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Abstract

Established technology, operational infrastructure, and nursing resources were leveraged to develop a remote patient monitoring (RPM) program for ambulatory management of patients with COVID-19. The program included two care-delivery models with different monitoring capabilities supporting variable levels of patient risk for severe illness. The primary objective of this study was to determine the feasibility and safety of a multisite RPM program for management of acute COVID-19 illness. We report an evaluation of 7074 patients served by the program across 41 US states. Among all patients, the RPM technology engagement rate was 78.9%. Rates of emergency department visit and hospitalization within 30 days of enrollment were 11.4% and 9.4%, respectively, and the 30-day mortality rate was 0.4%. A multisite RPM program for management of acute COVID-19 illness is feasible, safe, and associated with a low mortality rate. Further research and expansion of RPM programs for ambulatory management of other acute illnesses are warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number123
Journalnpj Digital Medicine
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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