Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Barriers to Adequate Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Management

As a healthcare organization or private practice, there are barriers you will need to overcome in order to successfully help your chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. 

Here are the most common ones:

  • The high risk of COPD patients to develop complications such as pneumonia or severe respiratory distress syndrome which requires expensive treatment and hospitalization.
  • Making sure patients get the right inhaler or nebulizer options to address the inflammation in their airways.
  • When the patients’ care team is not addressing the patients’ needs quickly enough for early intervention and the patient is more susceptible to bacteria and viruses as a result..
  • Lack of data and evidence-based treatment plans and protocols by the healthcare team. 
  • Poor follow-through for patient participation and self-management to prevent secondary health issues and morbidities.  

Solutions to Improve Care Outcomes


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Why Smartcare360°?

Expanded Access to Providers

Geographic and socio-economic restrictions are lifted through RPM and leads to better access for patients who live in remote locations.

Cost Effectiveness

The primary advantage of RPM is its cost-effectiveness. As diabetic care seriously impacts patients’ finances, in the long run, it proves to be more reasonable, financially. With SmartCare 360, you can cut costs and see an increase in revenue within two days of implementation.


Adherence is a crucial component of diabetes management. Regular, timely checkups are vital for diabetic patients. With RPMs, your patients can monitor their blood-sugar levels, plan diets, and get appropriate consultation right from their homes.

Telehealth and Care Management

Incorporating RPM in diabetic care enable better access to care, improved adherence, and better-managed symptoms. It also facilitates lifestyle modifications to improve overall patient health.

With the all-inclusive wellness program created by MRG Health, practices that adopt RPM and CCM can expect to see a boost in their bottom line by $10,000 per month for every 400 patients.

MRG Health’s $0 Implementation Cost Solution for Your Practice or Organization?

Clinically-proven to significantly get patients’ congestive heart failure under control and improve overall health, in a safe and effective manner.

Get the help of smart technology to effectively manage your patients’ care even when your staff’s off-hours. Our RPM, CCM, PCM, and RTM technology is there for your patients wherever they go, whether they are at home, at work or on vacation. Your patients will get the care they need, reducing the stress and burden on your staff.

Value based virtual care services increase profitability for any practice in two ways: Reducing internal staffing costs and increasing overall revenue. 

By providing physicians with real-time data, virtual care services can be used to improve care delivery, avoid potential complications, and cut expenses overall. 

In addition, physicians who implement these virtual care services can qualify for special grants from the government or other organizations that help to offset the cost of care and bring in revenue for immediate use.

As a result, healthcare practices and organizations who adopt SmartCare 360
virtual care services can expect to see a boost in their bottom line of $10,000 per every 400 patients.

Clinical Research Demonstrates Virtual Care Improves Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Outcomes

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) has been proven to significantly increase access to healthcare for COPD patients. Many studies have shown that RPM can reduce hospital readmissions, emergency room visits and improve medication adherence. Because RPM gives physicians the ability to monitor patients’ vital signs and other important health indicators from afar, they are able to quickly identify any changes or problems and make necessary adjustments to the patient’s care plan. Additionally, virtual healthcare allows physicians to provide patients with education and support on self-care behaviors, which is essential for giving COPD the appropriate treatments they need to implement at home in order to not end up at the hospital. As a result, RPM has been shown to effectively reduce rehospitalization and mortality, provide access to pulse oximeters to monitor oxygen levels, and significantly improve patient quality of life, self-care behaviors, and respiratory knowledge.

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MRG Health provides a complete solution that helps improve patient outcomes while increasing practice revenue and cost.