Remote Patient Monitoring Services Vs. Regular Healthcare Services


Healthcare services are by nature very essential. That’s because health problems usually arise unexpectedly and may be lethal if not given the necessary attention in time. For these reasons, healthcare services must be made available in a prompt and ready manner.

There are two main options/approaches at the moment. These are the traditional regular healthcare services and the relatively new remote patient monitoring services, respectively.

For a start, remote patient monitoring services refer to the processes and technology of observing and gauging the progress and the quality of the healthcare services provided remotely by use of such gadgets as smart phone apps, video-conferencing facilities, and online data management systems. It is relatively new and is just gaining a foothold. Regular healthcare services on the other hand refer to the ordinary/traditional visiting of healthcare facilities to obtain medication or gauge the progress of any treatments.

In the discussions that follow, the strengths and the weaknesses of those two approaches are going to be looked into against several key parameters that naturally gauge the quality of the healthcare services offered together with a compelling conclusion as regards which of the two is the better option.

Remote Patient Monitoring Services vs. Regular Healthcare Services

The following are the main strengths and the weaknesses of these two healthcare provision approaches:


1. Accessibility

In the squeezed and demanding lifestyles of modern times, just as is the case with every other crucial service, prompt access to healthcare, is very vital. Remote patient monitoring services avail healthcare services if and when needed by reasons of not requiring physical visits to healthcare facilities and being accessible on a round-the-clock basis. It is therefore very relevant and handy to those who reside in remote areas and those who are held up in offices and other work places.