August 13, 2021

Remote patient monitoring improves care for chronic disease

If you have a chronic condition such as high blood pressure or diabetes, our technology can provide ongoing feedback on your health status to your care team.

Dr. Sos Mboijana explains how using remote monitoring gives his patients confidence and helps keep them healthy.

As a primary care doctor, Sos Mboijana, MD, treats a wide range of patients, including many with complicated health histories. He believes Kaiser Permanente’s integrated care model and innovative telehealth capabilities provide a distinct advantage in managing their care, especially when it comes to chronic disease.

Kaiser Permanente members who have diabetes, high blood pressure, or congestive heart failure, for example, can participate in remote monitoring programs, which combine state-of-the-art technology with clinical expertise and human connection. Patients enrolled in these programs receive Bluetooth-enabled monitors that securely send blood pressure or blood sugar readings to their electronic health record in real time. Care team members review that data to track patient progress and follow up with customized recommendations.

“When you have the information at your fingertips, you are set up to deliver high-quality care and have superior outcomes,” Dr. Mboijana said.

At Kaiser Permanente, all patient care interactions, including telehealth, are seamlessly integrated with our electronic health record system to create a better patient experience and assure greater quality and safety. Learn how connected care can help make your life easier.