Tele-Monitoring of Rural Patients

Event Details
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
2:00pm to 3:00pm CST
National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)

This telehealth webinar was the fifth in a six-part series focused on rural telehealth topics to build state Flex Program knowledge and understanding of telehealth and the rural application. It shared examples of rural models and provided access to educational information and resources that can be disseminated to rural providers. This event was supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) and coordinated by the Technical Assistance and Services Center (TASC), a program of the National Rural Health Resource Center. 


  • Kathy Wibberly, Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center
  • Bonnie Britton, Reconnect4Health

Following the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the basic components of remote patient monitoring (RPM) services.
  • Describe the value of RPM to rural patients.
  • Recall data and evidence related to the effectiveness of RPM.
  • Recognize the opportunities and challenges of RPM for rural health providers.
  • Understand what RPM means for value-based models.
  • Summarize examples of how Flex Programs can support RPM initiatives.

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,009,121 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.