BOCA RATON, Fla. – MobileHelp Healthcare is working with Samsung to introduce a new remote patient monitoring solution with integrated emergency response capabilities.
MobileHelp Touch will be built on Samsung’s Tab A tablet and supported by its Knox defense-grade security.
“We know better management of patients with chronic conditions reduces readmissions for ACOs and results in better outcomes,” said Chris Otto, senior vice president of MobileHelp, in a statement. “MobileHelp Touch takes that to the next level by combining RPM and emergency response services in a single platform.”
Following the physician-ordered period of remote monitoring, patients will have the opportunity to keep the tablet and peripheral equipment and continue monitoring their own vital signs.
In initial pilot programs with health care providers, MobileHelp found that the basic clinical knowledge patients receive during a 30- to 60-day home health period while using MobileHelp Touch provides a natural transition to self-monitoring.
A recent MobileHelp pilot with the Visiting Nurse Association of Rockford, Ill., found that patients monitoring their own vital signs reported a 47% increase in confidence regarding their ability to manage chronic conditions, and an 18% increase in physical activity and mobility.
The MobileHelp Touch system on Samsung’s tablet includes features like: remote patient monitoring and program support; virtual video visits; medication reminders; fall detection/activity tracking; messaging; and educational resources.