BOCA RATON, Fla. – – MobileHelp® Healthcare, a leader in mobile Personal Emergency Response System (mPERS) and health management solutions, today announced a new partnership in conjunction with Boca Raton Regional Hospital (BRRH).
Designed around the company’s signature telehealth solution platform – MobileVitals® – the partnership with BRRH aims to extend care beyond the hospital walls, by providing select patients with the tools to track and monitor their own vital signs, in conjunction with BRRH’s trained healthcare professionals.
“Remote patient monitoring is a critical tool in improving access while reducing the cost of care,” said Melissa Whelchel, Director of Strategic Development at BRRH. “This technology solution not only reduces cost, but also enables us to deliver the highest quality of care to patients in our health system.”
The partnership with BRRH is scheduled to launch this month, and will offer select patients access to MobileHelp’s in-home tablet-based telehealth solution, MobileVitals TouchTM. This system includes an in-home touch screen for: viewing health information, answering periodic questions concerning health, and accessing self-test medical peripherals. In addition, the solution includes a best-in-class medical alert for receiving quick access to help in the event of an emergency.
In conjunction with MobileHelp, Avery Telehealth is providing the platform and clinical tools for the program, and its nurses will be monitoring patient vital signs. Patient health data will be collected on a regular basis. In the event vital signs fall outside of normal range, patients will be called by one of Avery’s skilled nurses to determine what may be causing the variance and determine the next course of action. Escalation policies for these cases were designed by BRRH and will be overseen by individual patient physicians.
“Boca Raton Regional Hospital represents the very best of healthcare innovation, underscored by the decision to roll out remote patient monitoring as a channel for its renowned services,” said Chris A. Otto, SVP of MobileHelp Healthcare. “We are proud to be part of this effort to help BRRH reduce readmissions for key disease states, but more importantly to help empower individuals to stay healthy and at-home as long as possible.”
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