Remote Patient Monitoring Software Platform
Remote Patient Monitoring platforms are used by healthcare providers and caregivers to gather physiological data from patients outside of traditional healthcare settings, e.g., in assisted living communities, elderly care facilities, the home.
GCARE RPM Platform is the most flexible and customizable software solution on the market: it is sensor-, smartphone- and hosting-agnostic, able to be rapidly deployed in a matter of days, integrated with other software systems (including billing), and ported to any OS.
GCARE can perform direct data collection from virtually any smart medical sensor via any hub or iOS/Android smartphone, wirelessly sync it to practically any cloud or server, and export data to GCARE-powered caregiver portals or EHR/EMR systems via API. GCARE Platform integration API documentation.
GCARE has over 600+ smart medical sensors in its integration portfolio, and only a few days are needed for onboarding of new models. Relying on their unparalleled understanding of the market, GCARE experts can recommend the optimal sensors to be used for specific remote care needs.
Our platform is currently available in 15 languages, while localization into most languages is achievable a week's time. GCARE Health app can track 18 types of medical measurements and is able to consolidate data with Apple Health and Google Fit.
Technology Behind the GCARE RPM Software Platform
- Patient-facing mobile apps for iOS and Android
- Middleware for unattended data collection via hardware hubs
- SaaS or Hosted RPM cloud service (cloud repository)
- SaaS or Hosted Patient and Caregiver Web Portal (clinician dashboard)
- EHR/EMR integration APIs
- Reports and data export
GCARE works with any hosting option: AWS, Azure, Google, or private, including VPN protected and intranet LAN based setups.
Easy Onboarding Process and Unattended Data Collection
GCARE patient-facing and caregiver applications can be installed on iOS and Android smartphones. Our mobile apps have a clean and intuitive interface and facilitate seamless connectivity with a vast number of medical sensors.
For an even smoother onboarding process One Click Login can be enabled: patients simply click on the link provided by their caregiver (via email or text).
Unattended data collection via GCARE-powered hubs can be used to receive data in the background. This solution specifically targets care coordinators and nurses monitoring elderly persons.
Caregiver Portal and Patient-Caregiver Communication
Caregiver Portal is an integral part of the GCARE RPM Platform. GCARE Server software is available in both in-cloud and hosted editions and ready for HIPAA and GDPR compliant deployments. The portal enables web-based access to collected measurements and historic data views, trend graphs, and reports.
GCARE RPM platform has built-in reminders to ensure that patients take their measurements and medicine on time. Thresholds can be automatically set to alert caregivers via SMS (text messages), push, or email when a patient’s reading falls above or below the set norm.
On request, in-calling option can be activated inside the patient-facing application. This can be done via CallShaper or another tool that the caregiver is most familiar and comfortable with.
Care Circles and Export to EHR
Aside from sharing their medical readings with healthcare providers, patients can use the GCARE-powered portal for creating their own Care Circles and granting the right of data access to their loved ones. This feature is highly appreciated by end-users, but also helps caregivers to grow their reach, get referrals, and onboard new patients.
Rapid integration with third-party EHR solutions is possible. GCARE uses a proprietary API for exchanging data with third-party electronic health record systems, but the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource protocol - commonly known as FHIR – can also be used for data exchange.
Supported Health Measurement Types
GCARE remote patient monitoring platform allows medical professionals to track health records across multiple parameters:
1. Blood Pressure
2. Blood Glucose
3. Blood Cholesterol
4. Blood Lactate
5. Blood Uric Acid
6. Blood Ketone
8. Blood Coagulation
13. Fetal Doppler
14. Heart Rate
15. Oxygen Saturation
18. Respiration Rate
GCARE works with the following types of connected health and medical sensors: activity trackers, blood glucose meters, blood pressure monitors, ECGs, fetal dopplers, heart rate monitors, pulse oximeters, sleep trackers, spirometers, thermometers, weight scales. Other types of devices can be supported on request.
Remote Physiologic Monitoring CPT Billing Codes
Globally, healthcare providers are turning to remote patient monitoring software to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic and to improve the management of chronic illnesses, reduce hospital stays, and improve patient-doctor collaboration. In the USA, four CPT codes published by the American Medical Association in 2020, are associated with Remote Patient Monitoring services offered by healthcare providers to patients:
- CPT code 99457 - remote monitoring of patient data for 20 minutes per month, can be billed once every month. “Interactive communication” can include both in-person and connected health channels.
- CPT code 99458 – an additional 20 minutes of monitoring on top of the requisite 20 minutes (code 99457) per month.
- CPT code 99454 - providing patient with an RPM device for a 30-day period, can be billed once every month.
- CPT code 99453 - setup & patient education on use of devices. Can be billed one time.
GCARE RPM Platform can keep track of the amount of time spent by caregivers on remote monitoring of specific patients (number and length of encounters are recorded), and export the information for billing purposes.