Clinical Studies

A collection of representative studies for the RPM sector.


2004 “Remote Physiological Monitoring: Innovation in the Management of Heart Failure.” Survey

  • 60% reduction in hospital readmissions compared to standard care and a 50% reduction in hospital readmissions compared to disease management programs without remote monitoring
  • 60% reduction in hospital readmissions compared to standard care and a 50% reduction in hospital readmissions compared to disease management programs without remote monitoring.
  • Remote patient monitoring has the potential to prevent between 460,000 and 627,000 heart failure-related hospital readmissions each year• NEHI estimates an annual national cost savings of up to $6.4 billion dollars in hospital readmissions.

Three Month Study

  • 1,323 Patients enrolled for 3 months
  • Blood pressure (BP), pulse, oxygen saturation, scale, and finger stick blood sugar
  • Hospitalization costs to payers were 68% lower as a result of the telehealth program
  • Hospitalizations were decreased by a total of 550 admissions (820 during the three months before implementation of the telehealth program, and 270 during the three months of the telehealth program)
  • Patients hospitalized decreased by 341 during the telehealth program (512 patients prior to telehealth use and 171 patient during the telehealth program)
  • Hospital bed days during the telehealth program decreased by 2,596 as compared to before enrollment in the telehealth program
  • Increased patient satisfaction (99% were satisfied or extremely satisfied)


30-Day Patient Pilot Program

  • 200 patients in pilot program
  • 30-day period following the initial hospital stay, hospitalizations related to heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and diabetes were reduced by 62%
  • Rehospitalization rates for patients receiving telehealth home care (6.28%) were significantly lower than those for traditional home care patients (18%)
  • During the project period, emergency department (ED) utilization decreased from 283 visits in the year preceding the study to 21 ED visits
  • Increased quality of life for project participants as measured through the Quality of Life SF-36, a short-form health survey


More than 6,000 patients monitored, variety of systems

  • In two years, the system avoided 950 readmissions to the hospital
  • An estimated savings of more than $5.3 million, based on average hospital system costs of $5,600 per hospital admission or readmission (a figure much lower than the national average of $9,600, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)


RPM study of 275 Patients (CHF, COPD, Diabetes)

  • Reduced Hospital Readmission
  • 30-day 11.3%
  • 60-day 4.72%


Randomized clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of remote patient monitoring and physician care in reducing office blood pressure

  • 374 hypertensive patients were followed for 24 weeks
  • The subjects 55-years old had a significant decrease in the adjusted mean sitting SBP
  • Remote monitoring alone or remote monitoring coupled with remote physician care was as efficacious as the usual office care for reducing blood pressure with comparable safety and efficacy in hypertensive patients


44 patients followed for 1 year

  • 90% Reduction in overall cost of care
  • 65% Reduction in hospital readmissions
  • 95% overall patient satisfaction
  • ROI of $2.44 return for every dollar invested was reached in month 5 and continued to improve


Economic impact of remote patient monitoring: an integrated economic model derived from a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials in heart failure

  • A meta-analysis of 21 RPM RCTs (5715 patients) from January 2000 and September 2009
  • 77% Reduction in hospitalizations for heart failure
  • 87% Reduction for any cause and for any cause
  • Length of hospitalization was the same
  • The difference in costs between RPM and standard care ranged from $350 to $1,200, favoring RPM


Cellular phone and Internet-based individual intervention on blood pressure and obesity in obese patients with hypertension

Volume 78, Issue 10, October 2009, Pages 704-710

  • 49 patients (21 control) were followed for 8 weeks
  • Systolic (SBP) and diastolic blood pressures (DBP) significantly decreased by 9.1 and 7.2 mmHg respectively in the intervention group
  • Decreases in body weight and waist circumference by 1.6 kg (p < 0.05) and 2.8 cm (p < 0.05) in the intervention group, respectively, in the intervention group

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