Care teams virtually monitor your health conditions while you are at home.
Who can take part in remote patient monitoring?
Remote patient monitoring can be for anyone who needs support managing their health conditions at home.
Currently, to be considered for remote patient monitoring within Fraser Health, you need to be referred into a specific remote patient monitoring program. Please speak with your health care provider for more information.
How does remote patient monitoring work?
- Your doctor or nurse practitioner refers you to the remote patient monitoring (RPM) program.
- If you are interested and agree, the remote patient monitoring team signs you up for the program.
- Your RPM team provides you with the equipment you need for monitoring your health at home such as a tablet, blood pressure monitor and cuff, oximeter, weight scale, or thermometer. You receive training to use the equipment.
- You and your RPM team will choose a monitoring plan together.
This plan may include:
- Checking your blood pressure.
- Answering questions about your health.
- Learning more about your health condition.
- You use the equipment to record your health information at home. These results are sent automatically to your RPM team.
- The RPM team reviews your health information on a regular basis.
- The RPM team follows up with you by phone or video call if they have any questions or concerns about your health information.
Why should I take part in remote patient monitoring?
You can feel more secure by being monitored regularly and being more involved with your health.
It is quick, convenient, and easy to do.
We provide all of the equipment and training.
You complete the program in the comfort of your own home.
Studies also tell us that these programs have many benefits, including:
Improving patients’ ability to manage their chronic disease to stay healthy.
Improving patients’ long-term health.
Helping people stay out of the hospital.
Do I need any special equipment?
You do not need to have special equipment for most remote patient monitoring. Your remote patient monitoring (RPM) team provides you with the equipment you need for the program such as a tablet, blood pressure monitor and cuff, oximeter, weight scale or thermometer. You will be trained on how to use the equipment.
What if I have concerns about my health while being monitored remotely?
If you have a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest hospital.
If you have any questions or concerns that are non-urgent:
- Contact your remote patient monitoring team at the number provided to you.
- Call Fraser Health Virtual Care at 1-800-314-0999.
- Reach out to your family doctor or nurse practitioner.
How long will I be monitored remotely?
Depending on your unique care needs, your monitoring could run for a few weeks up to a few months. Your remote patient monitoring care team will talk to you about your specific monitoring plan.
Where can I learn more about remote patient monitoring?
Please speak with your health care provider for more information.