The Evolving Role of RPM in Cardiology

The Evolving Role of RPM in Cardiology

Note that views expressed in this opinion article are the writer’s personal views and not necessarily those of TrialSite.

By: Amit Shah, MD, MSCR

The high-level concept of remote patient monitoring (RPM) isn’t new, but the ways the technology is being used in specific medical specialties are becoming more diverse, more expansive and more creative. 

As an early advocate of the viability of RPM technology in cardiology before COVID-19, I foresee a broad variety of use scenarios in clinical practice as well as clinical trials. 

The ability to assess patients in their home setting with clinically actionable metrics on a more frequent basis than every three months in a regular exam offers a higher-resolution insight into what’s happening with a patient. Broadly speaking, I also think there's a substantial insight that we can gather with patients by talking to them and assessing them in their home setting as opposed to a 15-minute clinical visit. Physical activity and sleep are two examples of important health behaviors that are extremely difficult to evaluate in a clinical setting without direct measurements. Psychological stress is another important measure of he...

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