The mission control for healthcare delivery outside the hospital
Despite recent interest in moving healthcare into the home, the existing healthcare infrastructure was never designed to extend care outside the four walls of the hospital. Today, providers have limited ability to identify who to treat at home and when. Legacy remote patient monitoring (RPM) technology has failed because vendors struggle to integrate software, hardware, and user experience into a single platform. Without the ability to communicate and share real-time data, health systems struggle to coordinate care across in-home service providers and nursing staff the same way they do within the hospital’s four walls. For this reason, Current Health has paired best-in-class remote patient monitoring with a full-service clinical intelligence platform to enable enterprise remote care management of patients in their homes. The platform serves as mission control for all care outside of the hospital, helping healthcare providers identify patients at-risk of deterioration and coordinate proactive intervention. The company also provides a physician-led, virtual command center, offers 24/7 care management capabilities, and integrates with in-home healthcare services to manage patient end-to-end care in the home. With the ability to receive the same level of care in the home as they would in a hospital setting, patients benefit from faster recovery, fewer complications and overall better care outcomes.
Current Health provides healthcare organizations with a single platform to manage patient care at home, across all populations. Care pathways are tailored to the clinical need of the patient, leveraging the company’s wide network of peripheral device partners that – in addition to their own FDA-cleared continuous vital sign monitoring device – enable clinical monitoring programs ranging from Hospital at Home to hypertension. The data is combined with patient-reported data and demographic data from the electronic medical record to provide a single point of insight into patient health at home. The company’s solution has paired best-in-class remote patient monitoring with a full-service clinical intelligence designed to: • Quickly detect signs of patients whose conditions are deteriorating to foster early, preventive, and life-saving intervention and treatment • Identify patients needing immediate or in-person care to optimize limited hospital resources The clinicians can then proactively intervene as needed using Current Health’s built-in telehealth functionality and determine if the issue can be managed remotely or if the patient needs to be brought into the hospital. Additionally, Current Health has developed partnerships with in-home service providers such as ScriptDrop (for medication delivery) and Workpath (in-home blood draws) to enable organizations to expand the amount of care delivered in the home.
Remote care programs are often siloed between departments and therapeutic areas. As a result, many remote care technologies and solutions on the market today were developed to cater to these specific use cases. Current Health’s platform is differentiated in that it can be used to care for both high and low risk acuity patients across multiple clinical use areas – and comes equipped with preset alarms for disease conditions such as heart failure, COPD, COVID-19 and oncology. The solution enables customized and highly specific alarms based on each patient’s unique needs, which in turn reduces the alarm burden on patients and providers alike. While continuous monitoring capabilities make Current Health uniquely able to care for high-acuity patients, the company also integrates with a broad ecosystem of peripheral devices to extend care to lower acuity populations as well – providing a single dashboard that organizations can use to manage individual patient care and broader population health initiatives. With a single point of insight into patient care, pharmaceutical companies and research organizations can also use Current Health to identify novel digital biomarkers that help predict the onset of drug side effects or worsening disease. Furthermore, Current Health works with existing enterprise platforms, such as the EHR, enabling the company to provide an in-workflow solution that’s interoperable with its network of integration partners to not only monitor patient care at home but also coordinate intervention with a single application.
Across its customers, Current Health has seen success improving patient outcomes and reducing the overall cost of care. For example, the Defense Health Agency’s remote care management program leveraged Current Health’s platform to manage patient care during COVID-19. In just 11 weeks: • 62% of patients saw decreased bed days • 180 bed days eliminated overall • $908,000 in cost savings overall • 73% of patients requested to re-enroll given the opportunity Similarly, as mentioned above, Baptist Health KY & IN saw 0 COVID-19 readmissions while using the Current Health platform in the early days of the pandemic across its high-risk chronic heart failure and COPD patients. As part of this program, Baptist believes the Current Health platform has saved the lives of numerous patients. In the words of Tammy Sullivan, Director at Baptist Health, “A traditional cardiac telehealth system would not have given us the info that we needed to detect this patient’s deteriorating condition.”
Current Health’s platform provides a single, interoperable platform for organizations to design novel care models designed around the home. The company believes that by bringing healthcare into the home, we can deliver better quality care at scale with less burden on patients and hospital resources.