Vital biometrics can help doctors save lives. At its most basic, vital biometric data can give insight to the inner workings of a patient’s body: heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen level, cholesterol and brain activity. This can help doctors the information they need to make critical treatment decisions.
The problem is that the majority of a patient’s time is spent at home, and every second spent unmonitored is a potentially missed signal that could be critical in her treatment for chronic conditions. Intel-GE Care Innovations understands this and has created solutions for home patient monitoring.
Today, Care Innovations announced a partnership with Predilytics to help advance this home monitoring ability.
“Effective population health engagement requires data from the home since patients spend the majority of their time outside of a doctor’s office or other clinical settings,” says Sean Slovenski, chief executive officer at Intel-GE Care Innovations. “Working with the innovative and forward-thinking tools from a group like Predilytics will accelerate our growth and increase the value we can provide health plans, health care providers and caregivers.”
Cloud technology is at the heart of Care Innovations’ home monitoring solutions. Connect RCM (remote care management) reduces complexity and cost of deployment, facilitating the collection and transmission of biometric data. It also provides access to clinician directed health sessions, videoconferencing and interactive education.
With Predilytics on board, data analysis is bolstered. It will reveal insights into an individual’s health status, user engagement and more.
“Data from the home, combined with consumer and non-clinical behavioral information, has the potential to give clinicians and caregivers far better insight into when and how they can help. It provides them real-time activity coupled with predictive insights that affords action much more quickly than is possible today,” says Chris Coloian, president and CEO of Predilytics.
Vital biometrics also have a place in mobile identity now that wearable technology has become a focus of major smartphone manufacturers. Recently our sister site Mobile ID World reported on Apple and Samsung’s newest attempts at marketing vital measurements to a mainstream consumer market.
June 4, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter