Alwash has witnessed success across her patient base since implementing Brook. “There’s always something there that my patients can be excited about,” Alwash added, “whether it’s keeping their blood pressures under control, losing weight, or getting in extra steps using their Fitbit. All of it has been very successful for us.” The integration of Brook has even succeeded in engaging patients who were previously considered “noncompliant,” empowering them to actively participate in their own healthcare. “People want to get more involved in their own health once they see their data and progress flowing into Brook,” she explained.
As patients engage with Brook, improved health outcomes are being driven by eliminating various obstacles that hinder patient care. Tasks that required in-person appointments, transportation, and time away from work or can now be conveniently accomplished remotely. “I always tell my patients: ‘All you have to do is take the measurements, we’ll take care of the rest,’ and that has been a gamechanger for a lot of them,” Alwash muses. This newfound convenience and accessibility empower patients to take control of their health without sacrificing their daily routines.
Beyond individual patient care, Alwash sees the healthcare industry as a whole benefiting from this technology. By enabling remote monitoring and proactive prevention, Brook RPM saves valuable time, reduces costs, and optimizes the utilization of healthcare resources. This transformative approach has the potential to shape the future of healthcare delivery, providing efficient and effective care to a wider population.
In light of the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of remote healthcare solutions like Brook has become even more evident. “After COVID, everything changed, specialty offices are overbooked with all the appointments we couldn’t do during lockdown. Everybody is overwhelmed. So being able to monitor from home and practice prevention reduces the number of visits needed. That helps make room for people I really do need to see in the office.”