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E-Newsletter    March 2024
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Technology is changing the way clinicians treat chronic conditions. Keith Loria reports on the ways in which remote patient monitoring can help with medication management and adherence.

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Benefits of Remote Patient Monitoring

By Keith Loria

Remote patient monitoring offers a proactive approach to medication management for older adults with chronic conditions, allowing real-time tracking of medication intake and adherence.

“It facilitates timely interventions by health care providers, ensuring medications are taken correctly and consistently,” says Randy Boldyga, a long-time health care executive and current CEO of Annapolis, Maryland-based health IT company RXNT. “It also empowers patients through personalized reminders and education, improving their engagement and understanding of their treatment regimens.”

Sarah Bonza, MD, MPH, a family physician who works with geriatric patients treating severe chronic diseases such as heart disease, certain types of cancer, dementia, and complications arising from such diseases, agrees that the management of patients with chronic conditions has been improved by the use remote patient monitoring technology.

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