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Invited Commentary
August 1, 2022

Remote Patient Monitoring—Will More Data Lead to More Health?

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • 2Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 3Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • 4Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
  • 5Value & Systems Science Lab, Seattle, Washington
JAMA Intern Med. Published online August 1, 2022. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2022.3040

Technology can transform health care to be more patient-centered and cost-efficient. This idea is the basis for increasing enthusiasm about remote patient monitoring (RPM), technology interventions that enable automated transmission of patients’ physiological measurements to their clinicians. The goal of RPM is better longitudinal disease management. To enable RPM adoption, Medicare implemented billing codes in January 2018 that pay clinicians to monitor and manage care based on patient-collected physiological data.1

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