Systems Forge Partnerships to Expand Remote Patient Monitoring Programs

Systems Forge Partnerships to Expand Remote Patient Monitoring Programs. A clinician on the screen of one mobile phone examines an elderly patient on the screen of another mobile phone. The patient also has vital signs displayed on his mobile phone screen.

Health care organizations continue to ramp up remote patient monitoring (RPM) programs to expand access, particularly for those with chronic conditions, and reduce costs.

Kentucky-based ScionHealth, which operates 79 facilities in 25 states, recently partnered with the health tech company Cadence to provide RPM services to patients with chronic conditions.

The services initially will be rolled out to ScionHealth’s 18 community hospital campuses in 12 states, with future plans to support the health system’s specialty hospitals and long-term acute patient populations. Services will support managing patients from home who suffer from hypertension, heart failure, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Meanwhile, the University of Virginia Health last month said it will partner with six community health organizations to implement RPM resources to serve patients in rural areas.

UVA Health will use $700,000 in funds from the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Agriculture to provide at-home monitoring resources to six different partner sites. Five of the organizations focus on caring for women with heart failure, while the other will concentrate on assisting women who give birth prematurely.

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