KENOSHA, Wis. – Kenosha Visiting Nurse Association has partnered with Health Recovery Solutions to provide patient engagement and monitoring solutions.
Through its partnership with HRS, the agency will be the first in Wisconsin to leverage Bluetooth-connected blood pressure monitors, pulse oximeters and scales to provide improved care and reduce readmission rates for their patients with congestive heart failure.
“HRS’s innovative way to monitor patients with an increased risk of needing costly emergency room care or additional admissions into the hospital will add an important product to the services offered by KVNA,” said Michael Puskarich, CEO of KVNA, in a statement.
Each eligible KVNA patient will receive a customized care plan, will be able to have their symptoms and vitals monitored in real time, and will be able to contact their clinicians and family members through video visits, phone calls and text messages using the HRS tablet. Family members and other caregivers can monitor and engage patients through a Caregiver Connect mobile app that allows them to track compliance.
HRS, which provides resources for patients to learn how to better manage their own care, designed software for the tablets that allows for easy access to educational videos, quizzes, care plans, surveys and other useful documents that are all specific to the patient’s diagnosis.
“Patient engagement is such a critical element in remote patient care, and Kenosha VNA will be an amazing partner to help reduce readmission rates and improve health outcomes in Wisconsin,” said Jarrett Bauer, CEO of Health Recovery Solutions, in a statement.
KVNA will target other high-risk populations, including patients with COPD and diabetes, for the technology.