The URAC Difference
Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration certifies RPM devices and several standards-setting bodies have developed security and related requirements, URAC’s Remote Patient Monitoring Accreditation Program is the first comprehensive set of standards created to assess many key aspects of an RPM program. The standards include:
- Professional oversight
- Clinical workflow
- Quality procedures
- Technology requirements
- Risk management
There are three attributes that allow for URAC RPM Accreditation:
- The ongoing use of portable or wearable technology-enabled patient monitoring
- Secure transmission of patient data for assessment or monitoring
- Care facilitated outside traditional venues; patient and provider are not co-located
What to Expect
Within six months or less, URAC collaborates with your team to assess your approach and creates a flexible framework for continuous improvement. While our experts define the standards of excellence, they do not prescribe how your organization should meet those standards.
URAC’s approach stimulates innovation across the continuum of care through email, conference calls and educational webinars.
We award accreditation for a full three years. View our Remote Patient Monitoring Accreditation Standards-at-a-Glance for more information.
Who May Apply
RPM Accreditation standards speak directly to the provision of technology for patient care. To apply, an applicant must be a licensed U.S. corporate entity that provides or supports RPM services. This includes:
- Health systems
- Health plans
- Medical management organizations
- Telehealth providers
This accreditation differs from URAC’s Telehealth Accreditation Program: RPM is focused on the digital communication link between the provider and the patient, telemedicine represents the actual virtual care between the provider and the patient in addition to the two-way communication link.
Go here for more information on our Telehealth Accreditation Program.