A study is presently being conducted by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland at Sipoo Health Centre and Helsinki University Hospital to determine if patient self-management with the help of mobile phones can serve as motivation for wellness and adoption of healthy lifestyle behavior.
Remote patient monitoring (RPM) has been considered a highly potential and cost-effective means to increase patient's motivation for self-care.
Patients are asked to submit various test results (e.g. blood pressure) to healthcare professionals by mobile phone, and are given feedback on them. In this way, healthcare professionals can respond to a patient’s condition even before the patient seeks treatment.