PLANO, Texas – At Home Healthcare has tapped Vivify Health for a remote monitoring program for patients transitioning from hospitals to their homes.
“With the Vivify remote monitoring platform, our care transitions program further assures that these patients experience zero gaps in care and attention,” said Michelle Maiorka, vice president of business development and transitional care at At Home Healthcare, in a statement.
The patients, many of whom suffer from serious chronic disease or have just undergone joint replacement surgery, are newly released from the hospital and receiving care at home. While they already receive regular visits and check-ins from At Home Healthcare’s staff, the Vivify platform will help caregivers stay aware of the patient’s physical condition in near real-time, around the clock, and quickly respond to any clinically relevant variations, helping to prevent hospital readmissions and keeping patients in their own homes.
“At Home Healthcare expects this additional layer of care will be a competitive differentiator in a market that is highly dependent on doctor referrals and high patient satisfaction,” said Maiorka.
Each patient receives a remote monitoring kit from Vivify Health that includes a tablet and various wireless health devices, which patients use to track and report biometrics like weight and heart rate. Patients can also use the tablet to request a video chat or virtual visit, refer to a library of pre-installed educational videos about their condition and review their care plan instructions.
Care providers receive the patient’s latest biometric data at scheduled intervals so they can monitor for any unexpected changes in the patient’s condition.
“Remote monitoring is a vital component for assuring that at-risk patients experience few, if any, of these gaps,” said Robin Hill, chief clinical officer of Vivify Health, in a statement.