Press Release | May 09, 2024

CTA and AdvaMed Host Congressional Digital Health Caucus Briefing on Remote Patient Monitoring

Jim Fellinger
Today, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® and AdvaMed hosted a policy briefing on remote patient monitoring (RPM) led by Congressional Digital Health Caucus Chairs Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL) and Rep. Troy Balderson (R-OH).

RPM, which includes both remote physiological monitoring and remote therapeutic monitoring, allows patients to receive medical care from their homes. RPM also enables early detection of health issues through continuous monitoring, supporting timely interventions and improved health outcomes.

“We are grateful to Reps. Balderson, Kelly and the members of Congress working to make care more accessible and affordable through remote patient monitoring,” said CTA Director of Digital Health Catherine Pugh. “As we face a health care provider shortage, we believe RPM plays a critical role in ensuring people in every community across America have access to care.”

"The medtech industry's top priority is ensuring patients, regardless of their zip code, have access to affordable, lifesaving tests and treatments," said Scott Whitaker, President and CEO of AdvaMed, the Medtech Association. "We appreciate the leadership of Reps. Balderson and Kelly on key provisions such as Remote Patient Monitoring, a bipartisan proposal that enables patients and their providers to better monitor and treat diseases. We also thank the Consumer Technology Association for partnering with us to host this successful Congressional briefing."

“Remote patient monitoring presents a crucial new frontier for improving health outcomes and enabling early detection, especially for rural constituents in my district who have difficulty accessing specialized medicine," said Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02). “I am grateful to CTA and AdvaMed for their collaboration with the Congressional Digital Health Caucus as we work to educate Congress on the latest developments in digital health.”

“The Congressional Digital Health Caucus has energized Capitol Hill, bringing together Republicans, Democrats, and key leaders in the health care industry,” said Congressman Troy Balderson (OH-12). “Modernizing America’s health care system means embracing new technologies. With remote patient monitoring, it’s possible to increase access to quality, affordable care and improve health outcomes.”

Following comments by the hosts and members, Pugh led an expert panel discussion focused on how policymakers can work with healthcare providers and technology developers to advance the use of RPM. Participants included:
  • Ami Bhatt, MD, Chief Innovation Officer, American College of Cardiology
  • Marc Gruner, DO, Co-Founder, Limber Health 
  • Jennifer Law, Maternal Health Leader, Philips
This marks the second briefing hosted by CTA and the Congressional Digital Health Caucus. In February, the Caucus led a discussion on how AI is reshaping health care with a panel of experts from companies including Amazon Web Services, Google, Hippocratic AI and Microsoft. CTA and the Digital Health Caucus will continue educating members on developing policy issues through future briefings.

About Consumer Technology Association
As North America’s largest technology trade association, CTA® is the tech sector. Our members are the world’s leading innovators – from startups to global brands – helping support more than 18 million American jobs.
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About AdvaMed
AdvaMed member companies produce medical devices, diagnostic products and health information systems that are transforming health care through earlier disease detection, less invasive procedures and more effective treatments. AdvaMed members range from the largest to the smallest medical technology innovators and companies. For more information, visit