Use of Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Platform for COVID-19 Patients
As in the case of COVID-19, lack of a valid risk stratification tool and the possibility of the rapid deterioration of symptoms warrant continuous monitoring of non-hospitalized patients during their symptomatic phase. The use of RPM could be instrumental in understanding and developing an algorithm for escalation of care and therapeutic interventions in our patient population. Moreover, during the medical surge, resource utilization is one of the pivotal strategies that must be considered in epidemic and pandemic preparedness. Appropriate resource utilization is essential to provide quality care to every patient and to mitigate the adverse outcomes associated with pandemics. The 4 “S’ s,” staff, stuff, space, and systems are the critical factors in pandemic preparedness and resource utilization.