While significant effort has been made on designing Remote Monitoring Systems (RMS), limited research has been conducted on the potential cost savings that these systems offer in terms of reduction in readmission costs, as well as the costs associated with human resources involved in the intervention process. This paper is particularly interested in exploring potential cost savings that an analytics engine can provide in presence of intelligent back-end data processing and machine learning algorithms against conventional RMS that operate based on simple thresholding approaches. Using physiological data collected from 486 heart failure patients through a clinical study in collaboration with the UCLA School of Medicine, we conduct a retrospective data analysis to estimate prediction accuracy as well as associated costs of the two remote monitoring approaches. Our results show that analytics-based RMS can reduce false negative rates by 61.4% while maintaining a false positive performance close to that of conventional RMS. Furthermore, the proposed analytics engine achieves 61.5% reduction in the overall readmission costs.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Wireless Health|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)|
|State||Published - 2013|
Lee, S. I., Ghasemzadeh, H., Mortazavi, B. J., Lan, M., Alshurafa, N. I., Ong, M., & Sarrafzadeh, M. (2013). Remote patient monitoring: what impact can data analytics have on cost? In Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Wireless Health  Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).