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Health IT Company to Initially Choose up to 20 Practices to Receive Cash Awards to Launch Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Services

CAREMINDr Corporation delivers mobile-enabled remote patient monitoring (RPM) solutions that give doctors the ability to check in on patients in between face-to-face visits. Today the company announced that, due to the staggering economic crisis facing primary care doctors, it will award start-up grants of $5,000 to $10,000 to selected independent medical practices. This Jump $tart program enables solo/small practice doctors to launch RPM and generate new ongoing revenue.

CAREMINDr is awarding $100,000 total in the pilot round of Jump $tart, with follow-on rounds planned throughout the coming months. Recipients will receive training and immediate implementation of CAREMINDr’s turn-key RPM platform for managing chronic and other at-risk conditions. Jump $tart will also include CAREMINDr’s RPM Connect program that provides technical and administrative support to the medical practices, so doctors and staff can focus on providing care and guidance to their patients. … more

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The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) reported in late April that 97 percent of medical practices have experienced a negative financial impact directly or indirectly related to COVID-19.

This includes a 60 percent decrease in patient volume and a 55 percent decrease in revenue since the beginning of the pandemic, resulting in many practices forced to furlough or layoff staff.

Primary care physicians are experiencing diminished patient volumes which can be detrimental to a private practice that does not have a safety blanket from a large corporate … read more

Patient engagement is closely tied to emotion. For example, when the symptoms of a chronic condition cause a health scare, pain or significantly impact a patient’s life and daily activities, that can trigger an emotional response.  This often makes patients more engaged in their healthcare and behaviors.

However, healthcare providers would rather direct patients toward a path of better chronic condition management before such an issue occurs. The challenge then becomes to convince patients who don’t feel poorly or whose lives haven’t been adversely affected by a chronic condition yet to adhere to their care plan, such as taking needed medications and altering lifestyle behaviors such as diet and exercise.

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