Best Remote Monitoring (RPM) Products
The internet of things (IoT) continues to grow and the devices that can measure and monitor physical conditions are becoming smarter, smaller, simpler to use, and more sophisticated. Established legacy players, new entrants, and new use cases are creating more choices for health systems than ever before and, at the same time, regulatory changes and growing risk populations are creating more financial opportunity. Key data points that illustrate this opportunity include:
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|EMRs supported||Epic, Cerner, Allscripts|
|Solutions||Digital Care Plan Tools, Connected Platform - Remote Monitoring|
|Keywords||rpm, telehealth, virtual care|
|Categories||Remote Monitoring (RPM), Patient Flow|
Babyscripts Virtual Maternity Care is a clinically-validated, obstetrics-specific solution that allows OB/GYNs and other maternal health care providers to deliver a new model of prenatal and postpartum care via a mobile app-based platform and remote patient monitoring experiences.
Babyscripts exists to solve the problems generated from the critical shortage of obstetrical providers in the U.S. and to transform the delivery of pregnancy care through the power of technology and remote patient monitoring.
Babyscripts offers comprehensive virtual maternity care that, through managing various levels of risk, addresses an outdated model for pregnancy care that has not moved the needle in decreasing maternal morbidity and mortality; an inability to address social determinants of health; and the increasing decision to transition care outside of the clinic post-Covid.
The company’s solution for virtual maternity care manages the various risk-levels of a maternal health population to address some of the largest drivers of costs and complications in perinatal care. Babyscripts’ mobile app-based solution with remote monitoring experiences allows providers to deliver risk-specific care to pregnant mothers at any time, in any place.
The solution consists of a three-tiered approach. The first tier is a digital education layer prescribed by the provider and delivered to the patient via a mobile app, Babyscripts myJourney, with daily gestational-age and practice-specific, customizable content extending through one year postpartum, as well as weight tracking and management. By giving the patient 24/7 access to digital resources approved by their care provider, the app cuts down on misinformation found through internet sources, and also eliminates the need for clunky and expensive paper resources. Push notifications and reminders keep patients engaged with content. Providers can also develop and deploy customized campaigns to segmented populations through the mobile app.
The second tier enables remote management of pregnant patients, specifically focused on mental health or blood pressure-related risk. These remote monitoring solutions help to resolve barriers of distance for mothers who are living in maternity care deserts or otherwise struggling with barriers to access.
Babyscripts blood pressure monitoring, myBloodPressure, enables comprehensive and intelligent monitoring and intervention across four risk-specific categories (including low-risk, chronic hypertension, prenatal hypertension, and postpartum hypertension). This program collects patient-generated biometric data from a bluetooth-connected or manual blood pressure cuff through the Babyscripts myJourney app and communicates it back to the care team, allowing providers to identify elevated risks remotely. Providers set trigger protocols for each risk category to enable a risk-stratified response. If a patient records an elevated or critical blood pressure reading, the unique trigger system activates a response to the patient from a 24/7 call center, and alerts providers to patient risk immediately, enabling real-time interventions and risk management.
Babyscripts' maternal mental health monitoring, myMentalHealth, prompts patients to assess their mental state through risk surveys delivered via the mobile app. Based on patient responses, providers and care team are alerted to patient risk and patients are connected to necessary resources. In addition to intelligent mental health reporting features, patients have access to mental health education information and exercises for mindfulness and meditation.
The third tier brings the insurer into the equation in a collaboration between care team and payer focused on population health, solving some of the structural issues of care coordination and access to care, improving outcomes while reducing cost. Payers sponsor the cost of Babyscripts for their members at participating hospitals to identify pregnancy earlier, detect risk faster, connect members to local resources, and reduce poor outcomes like C-sections and preterm birth, among other risks. Checklists delivered in the app keep members engaged and allow providers to track compliance with certain quality measures.
Babyscripts partnered with GW-MFA and others in a number of research projects, with results published in ACOG’s Green Journal and JMIR, validating the effectiveness of reduced in-person visits for prenatal care, better management of weight and blood pressure complications, improving compliance and adherence to HEDIS measures, and reducing rates of readmission in the postpartum period through remote monitoring. The results from many of these studies have been referenced in several new publications related to COVID-19, as health systems have been forced to transition care outside of the clinic and rethink the traditional prenatal care model.
Babyscripts' patient-centric solution extends care outside the four walls of the office, making personalized healthcare education, risk-stratified remote monitoring, and real-time virtual triage as readily accessible as the smartphone, responding to mothers’ needs for accessibility and convenience. Babyscripts has deeply engaged this patient population, with 92% of users saying that they would recommend the solution to their friends.
Babyscripts' vision for improving care has always been driven and amplified by clinicians: strategic partners like George Washington Medical Faculty Associates, Cone Health System, and Advocate Aurora Healthcare, among others. These partnerships are essential to Babyscripts' project of creating solutions for patients with and for clinicians.
Babyscripts alone is aimed at and connected to obstetrical providers to create more engagement, detection and efficiency in treating their patients. Babyscripts is the only digital platform that gives the provider and payer the ability to monitor both behavioral compliance and physical vital signs between visits, to identify adverse trends in real-time and lower the cost of care. The ability to integrate Babyscripts into the Medical Record and clinical workflow is one of its most important value-adds, allowing providers to offer comprehensive virtual care and payers to deliver “next generation” care coordination.
|EMRs supported||Epic, athena, Cerner +2 more|
|Solutions||Complex Pregnancy Management, Condition Specific Remote Monitoring|
|Keywords||remote patient monitoring, maternity care, maternal health +6 more|
|Categories||Remote Monitoring (RPM), Women's Health, Comprehensive Perinatal Care +1 more|
|EMRs supported||Epic, Cerner, Meditech +3 more|
|Solutions||Asynchronous Virtual Visit Tools, Synchronous Virtual Visit Tools, Connected Platform - Remote Monitoring|
|Keywords||virtual care, virtual health, remote patient monitoring +2 more|
|Categories||Remote Monitoring (RPM), Virtual Visits (Synchronous + Asynchronous), Digital Front Door (DFD) +2 more|
Bloomlife combines connected devices with data analytics to increase access to care, provide personalized feedback to moms, and help doctors earlier predict and manage pregnancy complications. At the center of our solution is a prenatal wearable that tracks critical health parameters of maternal and fetal health. Through our connected care platform we are aggregating first of its kind longitudinal data for digital biomarker discovery to improve risk stratification.
|EMRs supported||Epic, Other|
|Solutions||Complex Pregnancy Management, MAT Access: Pregnancy and Postpartum, Connected Platform - Remote Monitoring|
|Keywords||virtual pregnancy care, women's health, remote patient monitoring +1 more|
|Categories||Remote Monitoring (RPM), Women's Health, Comprehensive Perinatal Care +2 more|
Developer of Angel, the world's first AI and voice first, patient engagement communication services. We operate on the promise of ease and empowerment for the beneficiary and their families to confidently participate in managing their health. Angel, an intelligent and empathetic virtual nurse assistant, automates quality care management, care coordination, member engagement, RPM, medication adherence and care navigation for at risk senior and underserved populations, without the need for expensive technology. Beneficiaries need nothing more than a telephone to optimally participate in their own care. Our unique, omni-channel approach enables other modes of engagement like CareText, CareChat, CareMail, CareWeb, a mobile app and integration with Alexa and other voice modalities. Our programs deliver 360-degree care for total physical health and emotional well-being of entire populations. Our partnerships, comprised of 3rd-party services, supports health navigation to conveniently gain access to additional relevant services like telemedicine, call centers, appts, referrals, medical supplies, housing, transportation, crisis hotlines, social workers and more.
|EMRs supported||Epic, Cerner, Allscripts +4 more|
|Solutions||Connected Platform - Remote Monitoring, Non-connected Platform - Remote Monitoring, Condition Specific Remote Monitoring|
|Keywords||discharge care management tracking, remote chronic care management, care coordination +28 more|
|Categories||Remote Monitoring (RPM)|
|EMRs supported||Epic, Cerner, Meditech +3 more|
|Solutions||Condition Specific Remote Monitoring|
|Keywords||early warning system (ews)|
|Categories||Remote Monitoring (RPM)|
|EMRs supported||Epic, Cerner, Meditech +7 more|
|Solutions||Care Management Platforms, Virtual Care Coordination, Connected Platform - Remote Monitoring|
|Keywords||rpm, remote monitoring, behavioral health +3 more|
|Categories||Remote Monitoring (RPM), Digital Front Door (DFD), Care Management|
|Solutions||Substance Use Disorder Support Apps for Patients, Condition Specific Remote Monitoring|
|Keywords||contingency management, remote testing, peer support services|
|Categories||Remote Monitoring (RPM), Behavioral Health, Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery|
|EMRs supported||Allscripts, Allscripts/Eclipsys, athena +10 more|
|Solutions||Care Coordination Services, Clinical Communication and Collaboration, Connected Platform - Remote Monitoring|
|Keywords||care management, care coordination, point of care +1 more|
|Categories||Remote Monitoring (RPM), Provider Communication, Clinical Communication +2 more|
AccendoWave - the only company that can remotely monitor pain. Pain is the #1 reason for a hospital readmit.
A Health Equity Solution - AccendoWave Benchmarks Pain Data with Machine Learning Technology. AccendoWave does real-time objective individual assessment of patient pain. For use with telemedicine (as you see only have the patient and loose all the non verbal pain cues), Hospital at Home, Home Care, Clinic or Urgent Care site.
AccendoWave utilizes full spectrum brain analysis and deep learning algorithms to objectively measure pain. We have the largest Global Real-Time Benchmarked Pain Database.
Health care has a pain bias problem. Pain is one of the most subjective measures in all of medicine - and thus subject to bias. There is an extensive body of research that shows bias: women and pain, ethnicity and pain, and seniors and pain. For many in these groups - their #1 complaint is that their pain isn't believed. An unbiased medical technology which can validate patient pain is critical given Provider Health Equity pledges.
Individual patient pain can be validated and compared to a pain database for use with pain care pathways.
|Solutions||Synchronous Virtual Visit Tools, Non-connected Platform - Remote Monitoring, Condition Specific Remote Monitoring|
|Keywords||remote patient monitoring, virtual care, hospital at home +4 more|
|Categories||Remote Monitoring (RPM), Digital Front Door (DFD), Virtual Health +1 more|
Health systems that are making the move to fee-for-value are increasingly looking to RPM to help them reduce costs and support people’s best health, using real-time data to prevent or slow disease progression. These systems – and their patients – are seeing value in RPM due to improved clinical outcomes and quality of life, reduced readmissions and avoidable ED visits, and increased use of primary care services. One study found that remote patient monitoring reduced ED visits by 31% for COPD patients and 46% for patients with congestive heart failure. RPM has also been reported to drive $3.6 million in cost savings over 18 months.
Many health systems operating with more value-based arrangements have been experimenting with a wide variety of RPM capabilities, either during COVID-19 or before. These early adopters are now looking to build an integrated, enterprise-wide RPM strategy to scale what’s working with greater efficiency and impact.“At Geisinger, we have experience within the RPM ecosystem, including using connected device and deviceless monitoring for many years,” says Rebecca Stametz, Vice President of Digital Transformation at Geisinger, an AVIA Member. “As the next step towards building comprehensive hybrid care models, we are developing a robust, enterprise-wide RPM strategy using a framework that will support the people, process, and the technology. Geisinger aims to scale our RPM operations, onboard modern technologies, and increase patient-member engagement strategies to gain timely insight of our patient’s health and aid in delivering personalized interventions.”
Point solutions such as connected blood pressure cuffs and glucometers are an essential part of remote patient monitoring, but many of the leading solutions offer more extensive capabilities, including:
Creating a remote patient monitoring strategy should start with the questions: “What problem are we trying to solve, and what is the value to be gained for our patients and our business?” Your RPM service can power up several benefits to multiple stakeholders.
“For several years, Presbyterian Healthcare has operated a program of home-based care for its most frail Medicare Advantage members,” says Dr. Nancy Guinn, Medical Director, Clinical Transformation, Population Health at Presbyterian Healthcare Services. “We are always looking for ways to improve the outcomes of that program and turned to the idea of remote monitoring, adding to the extensive in-person services currently offered.
Our goals when looking at RPM solutions were to provide our patients and their families an easy “one button” method to contact our team, and for our team to contact them. We also wanted the ability to understand our patients’ daily needs and receive alerts that might indicate a change in condition, as well as frequently monitor and contact them when they are in transition between care settings. Finally, we wanted tools, like stethoscope and otoscope capabilities, that could serve as ‘eyes and ears’ for our physicians.
Thanks to AVIA’s help, we found a vendor that fits these needs and more, with our pilot launching now. We anticipate being able to expand the population served significantly with the efficiencies from our new program.”
When searching for remote patient monitoring solutions, health systems have three primary options based on their strategic priorities, population health challenges, technology gaps, and operational opportunities:
Deviceless solutions, including patient-reported outcomes delivered by text, email, and interactive voice response (IVR), are typically lower cost than offering connected devices and provide the easiest access for a wider range of patients. These solutions offer dozens of care pathways and education libraries and are accessible to patients who may have limited technology access or literacy. They are well-suited to larger, rising risk populations. The primary downside of these types of solutions is that health systems are likely to see little to no reimbursement from care management activities that are available through Medicare for use with FDA-approved devices, unless the devices are provisioned by the health system or a health plan. However, a proposed CMS rule on Remote Therapeutic Monitoring could open up new revenue opportunities in 2022.
Condition-specific solutions, including devices and personalized education for perinatal, orthopedic, pediatric, and senior patients, as well as patients with cardiometabolic conditions, may have a higher price tag than deviceless solutions with limited scaling potential due to their targeted nature. However, these solutions are highly engaging for a critical period of time, increasing patient satisfaction and loyalty.
Enterprise solutions offer 100+ connected devices and a high-touch, high-tech platform for the greatest number of use cases. The major benefit of these tools is their flexibility, accompanied by streamlined integration, although these solutions require a heftier investment and a targeted approach for focused deployment.
Remote patient monitoring can be a lifeline for hospitals when treating the increasing number of patients with chronic conditions and can be expanded to provide proactive services to rising risk patients from the comfort of their own homes. When done well, RPM can provide significant value for patients, improve clinical outcomes, and serve as a revenue driver for health systems.If you’re looking for a partner to help you make sense of the strategic considerations in the complex RPM landscape, the team at AVIA’s Center for Care Transformation is here to help - contact us today to get started.
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