NEW YORK – Northwell Health will leverage a new partnership with wearable technology company Peerbridge Health to pioneer the future of remote medial monitoring.
Peerbridge Health technology enables remote patient monitoring through multiple on-body wireless sensors.
“Our collaboration with Peerbridge Health is part of our overarching strategy to introduce disruptive technologies that will help shape the future of health care delivery,” said Michael Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell Health, New York’s largest health care provider, with 22 hospitals and more than 550 outpatient facilities that care for more than 2 million people annually.
Northwell Health and Peerbridge Health conducted a clinical trial earlier this year to test the Peerbridge Cor, a compact, lightweight, multi-channel electrocardiogram monitor, comparing it to other cardiovascular monitors.
“The trial demonstrated that this technology was superior to the current standard,” said Dr. Nicholas Skipitaris, chief of electrophysiology at Lenox Hill Hospital.
To get ahead of the growth in patient demand, an increasing number of providers are looking for more efficient monitoring like Peerbridge to improve treatment and deliver better outcomes, which also has the potential to significantly reduce expenses, said Arthur Bertolero, CEO of Peerbridge Health, in a statement.
“Our vision is to help consumers partner with their physicians through easily accessible remote monitoring options,” Bertolero said.