Patricia Montgomery

Experienced marketing and communications executive with success in strategic marketing, communications,  public relations, staff management, development and execution of initiatives to achieve results, and a passion for writing.

Care Coaching: Taking Remote Patient Monitoring to the Next Level

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is becoming a standard of care in many physician practices. RPM allows providers to:
• Receive, via a dashboard or EMR, a real-time view of the patient’s health data.
• Prevent unscheduled office visits during this challenging time of provider and nursing shortages.

RPM Healthcare takes the benefits of remote patient monitoring one step further by offering care coaching services from licensed nurses. Care coaches play a vital role in the patient’s journey. Their

Stop Focusing on Weight Loss!

A blog series to help you focus on making healthier choices and living a healthier life, choices that can lead to weight loss and maintenance.

Struggling with weight is nothing new, and if weight loss is achieved, many struggle to maintain it. Reasons may vary for weight loss, but everyone is well aware of the benefits: Losing weight can lower cholesterol and blood pressure; reduce the risk of diabetes; as well as reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke. Although we all know the benefits,

Remote Patient Monitoring: Impacting the Cost of Healthcare

Economic evaluations suggest that remote patient monitoring-based healthcare services can be more cost-effective than typical care from a payor perspective.

With the rise in the use of remote patient monitoring by healthcare providers, more since the pandemic, studies are now demonstrating not only the clinical benefits, such as reductions in blood pressure, weight, blood sugars, hospitalizations, and readmissions but also the impact on the cost of healthcare.

Considering the high prevalence a

Remote Patient Monitoring Assists in Easing Modern-Day Healthcare Challenges

Remote patient monitoring can help providers best serve the healthcare needs of their patients while coping in today’s challenging environment.

Three years after the COVID-19 pandemic hospitals and physician offices are still trying to cope with the fallout. Physician and nursing shortages that began before the pandemic are now magnified, placing our nation’s healthcare system in an extremely challenging position. Professional shortages, increased costs, and reports of extreme stress, anxiety,

Sebastian River Medical Center Adds Excelsius GPS® to Its Arsenal of State-of-the-Art Equipment

Sebastian River Medical Center Adds Excelsius GPS® to Its Arsenal of State-of-the-Art Equipment

Sebastian River Medical Center is committed to achieving the highest level of measurable quality and efficiency in the delivery of healthcare services that are responsive to the needs and values of our community, patients, physicians, employees, and visitors. It went one step further in fulfilling this commitment by becoming a leader in the field of robotic guidance and navigation. The hospital recen

The Healthcare Marketing Structure Hamster Wheel

Over time, marketers may develop a specialty within one industry or another, but all share the skills of creativity and initiative, as well as understanding perspectives and analytics. After all, a marketer must understand their consumer to effectively connect with them to achieve results. What happens after years of mastering these skills? Marketers not only place their focus on the consumer but begin to analyze the processes and systems within the companies and industry they have worked in.


Breast Cancer is Personal for an SMG Surgeon

Breast Cancer is Personal for an SMG Surgeon

Jason Radecke, MD, MS, Steward Bariatric and General Surgery, comes from a long line of manly men. He describes the men in his family as “big Viking German tough guys” from West Virginia who root for the Ohio State Buckeye football team. For his part, Radecke, a high school wrestling standout, can be found most autumn weekends cheering on the fighting Tigers of Clemson University, where he earned degrees in biochemistry, immunology and molecular medi

Can Digital Technology Impact the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Challenges in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

RA Is often difficult to treat or manage, and some patients do not achieve treatment goals set by providers. Known factors such as the presence of auto-antiantibodies, joint erosion, genetics, comorbidities, extra-articular manifestations, and pregnancy can influence the effectiveness of treatments.

RA Symptoms can vary over time. Providers often see their patients at three to six-month intervals with patients failing to recall or not re

Relieving the Pressure of Hypertension: Causes and Risk Factors of High Blood Pressure

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that 48% of American adults suffer from high blood pressure or hypertension, and it remains the major cause of ischemic heart disease, heart failure, stroke, chronic kidney disease, and vascular dementia. To reduce your risk of experiencing health episodes due to high blood pressure, it is imperative to be aware of your blood pressure numbers, speak with your physician, and know the risks and the causes.

If you have been diagnosed with

Summers’ Not Over Yet! Be Aware of Heat Stroke

We may be rolling into the end of the summer, but it seems mother nature is not ready for the party to end. Within the last month (being considered one of the hottest Julys on record), some parts of the country have seen extremely high temperatures and those temperatures could continue into August. It’s a good time to remind everyone to stay hydrated and keep cool, especially those who work outside, and prevent heat exhaustion and heat stroke. According to the Centers for Disease Control, each y

Can Remote Patient Monitoring and Chronic Care Management Play a Role in Social Determinants of Health?

What are Social Determinants of Health

Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) is a relatively new term in health care. It is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the circumstances in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age. The social determinants of health determine access and quality of medical care, often referred to as medical social determinants of health.

Social determinants have a major impact on health outcomes, especially for the most vulnerable populations. Factor

Stop Focusing on Weight Loss! How Sleep May Help

Sleep and Living a Healthier Life is the fourth in a blog series helping you to focus on making healthier choices and living a healthier life.

Struggling with weight is nothing new, and if weight loss is achieved, many struggle to maintain it. With hectic schedules, convenient foods, genetics, and changes in your metabolism that accompany age, weight loss and maintenance can be a challenge. We know the struggle so let’s change the approach! Let’s focus on leading a healthier life by setting rea

Elevating Your Practice Through Remote Patient Monitoring Technology

The American Medical Association quotes, “New technologies are fundamentally changing the way people interact with health care. Successful implementation of digital health technology will be imperative for improving patient outcomes and ensuring financial stability for health care practices.”

Advancing technology, whether by choice or not, has become a friend of today’s healthcare providers. With the challenges of nursing and physician shortages, limited appointment availability due to an incre

New Study Shows Importance of Blood Pressure Monitoring Between Physician Visits

Nearly half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, also called hypertension, and just one in four have the condition under control. More information is coming forward on the importance of blood pressure monitoring between physician office visits to effectively treat and manage the condition. The additional readings can be critical in preventing unexpected cardiovascular events and other health conditions.

High blood pressure is a strong indicator of the likelihood of a heart attack or stroke.