What is Remote Patient Monitoring program RPM+? Remote patient monitoring (RPM+) uses state-of-the-art digital technology plus high definition, secure, videoconferencing enabling our team of health professionals - consisting of a dietitian, a psychologist, a nurse and a kinesiologist (fitness specialist) - to monitor patients remotely and ensure the lifestyle changes.
What are the objectives? Reach the target weight loss Better control of medical conditions linked to obesity Get rid of medications progressively Change lifestyle Avoid gaining back the weight loss Optimize global health
Why do you need it? You have certainly already tried, repeatedly, different diets without necessarily getting satisfactory results in the long term. The main reasons for these failures are that you probably have not yet taken the necessary actions to permanently change your lifestyle, and that is why you regain your weight once your diet is over. It is true that it is not easy to definitively change lifestyle habits; It takes a lot of effort, perseverance, will power and appropriate help. That’s why we designed our new weight loss program that combines a multidisciplinary approach with novel technologies such as “telemedicine” and “remote patient monitoring”. In other words, you will no longer be alone in your struggle to maintain a daily diet.
Our RPM Program Technology and multidisciplinary patient care To ensure that each patient reaches the target goals of weight loss, our clinic has developed a program based on a multidisciplinary approach strengthened by new technologies such as “telemonitoring” and “telemedicine”. Our team of health professionals will coach you and guide you on a daily basis, while helping you modify your lifestyle to make sure that you will not regain any weight after you have reached your target goal.
New technologies for a continuous follow-up At the core of our program, the “remote patient monitoring” module will allow our team to keep a close contact with you and to follow, on a daily basis, your weight, your physical activity, your blood pressure, your blood sugar, your sleep, etc., as needed. To achieve that, we will provide you at the beginning of the program with a kit consisting of several electronic devices that you will take home, such as a scale, a fitness tracker, a blood pressure machine, a glucometer, as well as other instruments as needed. These devices are extremely easy to use and the data collected is very reliable. These devices are equipped with special software that allows for real-time transfer of data directly to your computerized health records in our clinic. This helps us keep a close eye on you on a daily basis in order to guide you and help you lose your weight without having you come to our clinic.
Pressed for time? Living far away? No longer a problem! Our team will use, as well, a new technology called “telemedicine” that will allow each of our health professionals to use secured videoconferencing equipment and software with a medical grade certification in order to conduct face-to-face meetings with you, at a distance. The majority of time, you will be able to consult our dietitian or our psychologist, for example, through real-time videoconferencing, in the comfort of your living room, with your phone or your tablet!
Our multidisciplinary approach When you participate in our program, you will be assigned to a team of health professionals which consists of a dietitian, a psychologist, a nurse, and a kinesiologist (a fitness specialist). These different specialists will help you reach your goals by tackling all of the important aspect of your weight loss journey.
Nurse She will follow your progress on a daily basis using our technologies (your weight, your blood pressure, your pulse, your blood sugar, your fitness activity, your sleep, etc. as needed.)
Dietitian She will educate you on healthy dietary habits and will set up a personalized dietary plan that will evolve through time and make sure that you stick to an optimal diet
Psychologist He will help you better understand your struggles with obesity, as well as help you better manage the social and emotional influences, while staying motivated all along your journey to change your lifestyle
Kinesiologist She will help you set up realistic fitness goals, entice you to become more active and to enjoy yourself while exercising. She will follow your progress with the fitness tracker and encourage you throughout the program
After a first evaluation, our weight loss program using remote monitoring and telemedicine can last anywhere from 4 to 12 months, according to your reality and your needs. Once the target weight is reached, you will be asked to participate in a maintenance program, thus ensuring that you will not regain the weight that you lost in the long term. You will no longer have any excuses not to change your life habits! You will no longer have any barriers of time and distance. Consequently, the chances that you will regain the weight on a long-term basis will be minimized.