Conditions and Outcomes Physician Type/Specialty RPM

Clinical Research Demonstrates Structured Support of RPM Can Lower a1c Levels

Optimize Health | 21 April 2022
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Many diabetic patients already take blood sugar readings on a daily basis. With the rapid increase in the adoption of telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM), many studies are investigating if utilizing RPM to share patient blood glucose levels with clinicians can lead to lower A1C levels.

Research Supports the Role of Remote Patient Monitoring in Reducing A1C for Diabetic Patients

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) provides instantaneous access to blood glucose data before and after patient meals and activities. This creates a complete feedback loop for collecting and analyzing data, adjusting behaviors, and modifying treatment to improve outcomes.

RPM enables more data analysis, structured health coaching, and timely interventions that lead to better A1C management than patient self-monitoring. In addition to improving treatment outcomes in diabetic patients, studies have indicated RPM can boost prevention in pre-diabetic patients.

We understand that healthcare providers need to direct their limited resources to programs that have been clinically proven to positively impact patient outcomes. As such, we compiled and synthesized fifteen (15) studies that scientifically demonstrate how RPM can help diabetic and pre-diabetic patients.

Highlights of the Research Include:

Consistent Results with Optimize Health Outcomes

Optimize Health’s clients using Remote Patient Monitoring to manage blood glucose have produced results consistent with the clinical research. Diabetic patients have experienced an average 4.5 drop in A1C within 4.5 months.

How to Use the RPM Diabetes Research

Physicians and ordering providers rely on the results of clinical research studies every day to make patient care decisions. If you have an existing RPM program or are considering launching one, these studies can be used to:

  • Educate physicians on the clinical benefits of RPM
  • Justify the investment of staff time and practice resources into launching or maintaining an RPM program
  • Improve RPM patient identification and onboarding based on patient populations that can benefit from RPM

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