College of Podiatric Medicine Instructor Analyzes Remote Monitoring for Diabetic Patients

Windy Cole, DPM, adjunct instructor for the College of Podiatric Medicine at Kent State University and medical director of the Wound Care Center at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood, Ohio , penned an article for Podiatry Today called “Can Remote Patient Monitoring Have An Impact For Patients With Diabetes?” which covers the phenomenon of remote patient monitoring during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cole divided her article in four sections; the benefits of remote patient monitoring, whether remote patient monitoring can prevent diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) and other related complications, what to know or ask during the implementation of remote patient monitoring and pertinent reimbursement insights.

In her article, Cole mentions some benefits of remote patient monitoring: offering increased access to care - especially during COVID-19 - for patients, helping physicians collect better quality data, decreasing hospital admissions for elderly patients by catching health changes earlier and improving patient adherence to treatment plans that could strengthen the physician/patient relationship.

In terms of what to expect or what to ask from a patient's perspective, Cole provided in-depth recommendations on how newly diagnosed patients can make the transition a smooth learning process. As well as recommendations, Cole supplies specific and tailored questions that patients should ask to get more information about their physician’s systems.

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POSTED: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 2:43pm
UPDATED: Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 8:01am
Ellie Dundics