Two more healthcare providers are partnering with BioIntelliSense to improve their patient monitoring capabilities. The company’s newest partners are UC Davis Health and Houston Methodist, both of which will be using BioIntelliSense’s BioCloud data analytics platform in addition to its BioSticker and BioButton wearable devices.
The two organizations are hoping that their arrangements will reduce operational costs and lead to a higher quality of patient care. The BioIntelliSense wearables can be worn on the body for up to 30 days, and can track an individual’s vital signs on an ongoing basis. The algorithms in the BioCloud can then analyze that data to watch for small changes in a patient’s condition, and give doctors advance warning of sudden changes and long-term trends that may require more immediate medical attention.
UC Davis Health and Houston Methodist both indicated that they will use the technology in in-patient and home care scenarios. When used in the hospital, the wearables can reduce costs and create operational efficiencies for an overworked staff. When worn at home, they allow doctors to keep tabs on patients even when they are not physically present. Patients can also be discharged from the hospital more quickly, which cuts down on their medical expenses.
“With continuous and simultaneous Internet connectivity enabling even more remote care, we can have hospital-level monitoring of multiple vital signs wherever patients are in-hospital, traveling, or at home,” said UC Davis Health CEO David Lubarsky. “Patients will benefit from lower levels of human monitoring and shorter hospital stays. Providers will immediately be able to note any deviations from expected recovery or response to treatment, and communicate with the patient, family caregivers and other providers as soon as the continuous monitoring predicts a potential or real negative turn in health.”
Houston Methodist is planning to work with BioIntelliSense to develop a dedicated virtual care control center. UC Davis Health, on the other hand, is an academic medical center that will presumably use the tech to advance various research projects. BioIntellSense itself recently released a rechargeable version of its BioButton, and has provided monitoring technology for Anelto and Mubadala Health.
May 4, 2022 – by Eric Weiss