How To Simplify Family Involvement in Patient Care Using Remote Patient Management

Involving the entire family in patient care is an essential aspect of improving treatment outcomes, especially when dealing with chronic illnesses. However, achieving family involvement can be challenging. Physical distance, scheduling conflicts, and a lack of communication channels can all impede the ability of family members to participate in patient care.

One solution care providers are turning to is remote patient management (RPM), which goes beyond offering traditional patient care by connecting the entire care circle, among countless other features. By utilizing patient monitoring tools and virtual care, remote patient management is revolutionizing the way healthcare providers involve families in patient care.

3 RPM Benefits For the Entire Circle of Care

Family members who are involved in the patient’s care and well-being need up-to-date information from providers. RPM platforms can help seamlessly convey this information to members of the care circle so that the patient is well looked after, and everyone’s minds are at ease.

Continuity of Care

RPM facilitates continuity of care, ensuring that patients receive ongoing support even when they are not in the hospital or clinic. Care plans, which are integrated into some RPM platforms, guide family members and patients on the next best steps in at-home treatment in order to reduce readmission rates and improve patient outcomes.

Family members are heavily invested in the well-being of the patient. They want to ensure that the care is attentive and appropriate. Because RPM is virtual by nature, family members can contact providers at any time through messaging or conferencing if they have follow-up questions.

Shared Information

RPM also helps to create a circle of care that includes family members. Aetonix’s aTouchAway Platform allows patients, providers, and family members to interact and share updates through messaging to keep all parties informed. 

Furthermore, family members can be granted access to data on vitals to be more involved in patient care, helping to identify potential issues and providing support as needed. This approach can be particularly helpful for patients with chronic conditions, where ongoing support is critical to maintaining good health.

Optimized Pathways

Another benefit of RPM is that it can optimize care pathways, ensuring that patients receive the right care at the right time. By providing real-time data on patient health, providers can adjust treatment plans as needed, reducing the risk of adverse events and improving treatment outcomes. As a result, family members can receive these updates and adjust how they care for their loved ones as needed.


Of course, there are still some barriers to care that must be addressed when implementing RPM. Some patients may not feel comfortable sharing their health data with family members. With RPM, access to confidential data is limited by the patient’s comfort, and providers can adjust how much they share with family members based on that.

When you run into patients who don’t want their care circle to know certain medical details, you can adjust share settings and messaging systems to respect these wishes.

Bringing Everyone Together With RPM

RPM is a powerful tool for simplifying family involvement in patient care. By creating a circle of care that includes family members, providers can establish continuity of care, optimize care pathways, and improve chronic disease management. As virtual healthcare continues to evolve, we can expect to see more providers adopting RPM as part of their patient care strategies, leading to better outcomes for patients and their families.

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