NEW YORK ‑ Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital will use telehealth software from Fruit Street for its Weigh Smart program.
“The addition of Fruit Street technology will allow our patients greater freedom to connect directly with their providers from the comfort of their homes and we hope this will enhance retention and outcomes for patients involved in this program,” said Michelle Demeule-Hayes, director of the Weigh Smart program, in a statement.
Through the Weigh Smart program, registered dietitians and psychologists conduct HIPAA-compliant video telehealth sessions with patients to monitor their health, diet and lifestyle. Patients enrolled in the program use wearable devices like the Fitbit and the Fitbit wireless scale to integrate with the Fruit Street software.
Patients in the Weigh Smart program also use the Fruit Street mobile app, which allows them to take pictures of their food and receive feedback, conduct HIPAA-compliant video calls, view their wearable device data, view goals from their dietitian and send HIPAA-compliant text messages to their dietitian and/or psychologist.
Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital provides long-term care for children with complex health issues, treating nearly 9,000 patients a year on an inpatient and outpatient basis.