ACOs question clinical, financial efficacy of remote patient monitoring

A survey from Menlo Park, Calif.-based Spyglass Consulting Group reveals that more than half of accountable care organizations question the clinical effectiveness of remote patient monitoring and their ability to generate a positive return on investment. The results are based on more than 100 in-depth telephone interviews with healthcare organizations involved in telehealth/telemedicine including home health agencies, standalone community hospitals, multi-hospital delivery systems, government agencies and payers.

While 55 percent of ACOs interviewed have deployed or are evaluating remote patient monitoring technology, 71 percent of organizations expressed concerns about integrating RPM technology with existing clinical care processes and clinical information systems including their electronic medical record. In addition, 58 percent of the organizations interviewed expressed concern that RPM technology does not provide adequate support for clinical analytics and decision support tools, which allow them to turn raw patient data into actionable knowledge and insights based on evidence-based medicine. >> Read the FierceHealthIT article