The Systematic Overview of Remote Patient Monitoring in Nigeria (West Africa)


  • Umarfarouq Idris Cromford Health, North Carolina, USA
  • Latifah Abdulkarim University of Ilorin
  • Bryan Arkwright Cromford Health, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA; Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA; Partners in Digital Health, New York, New York, USA.



advancement, digital health, disease, law, Nigeria, remote patient monitoring, RPM, telehealth, telemedicine, West Africa


Remote Patient / Physiologic Monitoring (RPM), as a tool helps in eliminating or reducing the cost of care in Nigeria and West Africa, and hence has contributed to the advancement of telemedicine. As a result, telemedicine conserves time and improves cost factors of care delivery by achieving efficiencies through technology while demonstrating quality and outcomes in new and novel ways. This paper looks into the growth and application of RPM in Nigeria. Management of diseases using RPM, measures, and regulations taken to incorporate RPM in Nigeria, and their connectivity to remote and rural areas are all highlighted within the context of this paper. This paper identifies effective utilization of RPM technology as a solution to address problems of poor health care delivery and outcomes in Nigeria by identifying the prevailing limitations mitigating the incorporation and growth of RPM in the country’s healthcare delivery system.


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How to Cite

Idris, U., Abdulkarim, L., & Arkwright , B. (2022). The Systematic Overview of Remote Patient Monitoring in Nigeria (West Africa). Telehealth and Medicine Today, 7(3).



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