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BPC Examines Remote Monitoring Services in New Health Report

Washington, DC – The Bipartisan Policy Center today unveiled a new report, The Future of Remote Patient Monitoring, shedding light on the transformative potential of digital technologies in health care. The report, done with the support of the Peterson Center on Healthcare, offers evidence-based policy recommendations to improve the use of remote monitoring, ensure equitable access, and enhance data security.

Remote monitoring involves the use of digital technologies to collect and relay patient data to health care professionals, a practice lauded by digital health advocates for its potential to revolutionize disease management, health outcomes, and patient care. The percentage of patients using remote monitoring remains low but has greatly increased in recent years, driven in part by expanded coverage rules during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Now is the time for payers and providers to maximize appropriate adoption for patients who stand to benefit from remote monitoring.

BPC presents a set of policy recommendations to shape the future of remote monitoring services by:

  • ensuring appropriate service coverage;
  • improving equity; and,
  • ensuring data security and privacy.

Remote monitoring has the potential to enhance care for millions of Americans, especially those with chronic illness or limited access to traditional services,” said Associate Director Julia Harris. “Yet today, receiving remote monitoring services has more to do with who a patient’s doctor is than the condition they are diagnosed with and where they are in their care journey. This report can help legislators and administrators craft policies to ensure these technologies are optimally used and available to patients who need them most.” 

To read the full report, visit our website.

On Thursday, January 25, BPC will hold a virtual event to discuss the future of remote patient monitoring. RSVP online.

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