Hospitals and ACO's
Hospitals are under pressure to reduce their 30-day readmissions rates especially for same DRG. Telehealth can help reduce DRG losses and improve bed utilization for higher revenue opportunities. The improved quality of care and follow-up builds a stronger reputation in the local area. Carematix having served Medicare, Medicaid and SNP's, has programs even for your uninsured and Medicaid populations.
According to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) “must define processes to promote evidence-based medicine and patient engagement, report on quality and cost measures, and coordinate care, such as through the use of Telehealth, remote patient monitoring, and other such enabling technologies.” Carematix can build a customized cost effective solution to improve follow-up of low and high risk populations using Automated Calls and Telehealth devices.
Carematix wireless devices are placed in patients' homes to take their vital signs every day for review by their nurses from any computer anywhere. Patients transmit their blood pressure, oximetry levels, pulse rate, weight readings daily with equipment installed in their home. If any reading is outside the parameters set by their nurse, a notification is sent to the nurse. This real-time feedback helps healthcare professionals detect and address even the slightest abnormalities before they become serious, preventing emergency room visits and re-hospitalizations.
Who should get Telehealth?
Candidates to be considered are patients with:
Carematix solution is modular in design and can be customized per patient according to physician care plan directive. A number of vital signs can be taken from a patient including: blood pressure, oxygen saturation, pulse rate, weight (up to 400 lbs.), peak flow and blood glucose. Given new rules from FDA, we may be able to work with you on specific programs for monitoring Creatine levels, CRP levels etc.
A physician can choose to have a patient’s vital signs monitored multiple times throughout the day as needed. Clinical questionnaire assessments and medication reminders can be customized and delivered over automated phone calls.
Carematix technology brings benefits to both patients and health care professionals. When patient’s vital signs are taken on a daily basis, irregularities can be caught before they become full-fledged problems. Nurses can be sent to patients’ homes at unscheduled times in addition to regular nursing visits, and based on the daily data, work directly with the patient’s doctor to adjust medication and diet regimens. Enrolling a patient in a telehealth program has consistently shown:
Mary had been enrolled in the Carematix system through a study being conducted by a local hospital. After noticing a change in her readings she started to use the equipment more frequently because she was concerned for her health. Once this had gone on for a while she started to notice a dramatic spike in her readings on the portal, which prompted her to seek medical attention. Due to her increased sensitivity to her own health she noticed a sharp change in her health and prevented a major medical event from occurring. One of the many health benefits of the Carematix system is that many patients report an increased sensitivity to their own health, in addition to the measurable benefits that come from consistently monitoring and tracking one’s own health. The Carematix system offers users the opportunity to experience a wide array of health benefits, both measurable and immeasurable.