Using risk stratification models based on claims data to identify high-cost members with COPD, CHF, and Hypertension, these members were given easy-to-use Carematix Remote Patient Monitoring systems. Carematix devices regularly record and transmit biometric data including heart rate, blood pressure, weight, oxygen saturation, peak flow, blood glucose levels and day-to-day well being data. Clinical parameters are set and reviewed by the population health team.
The Carematix remote monitoring solution has resulted in earlier identification of disease exacerbation and medication management issues, providing an opportunity for early intervention before a hospitalization occurs. In addition, the telemonitoring tools promote patient self-management of chronic conditions, and with physician oversight, can be a key component of helping people age in place.
Health Plans and Employers
Engagement and compliance with care plans and health programs for members with chronic disease can prove to be expensive and challenging. Chronically ill patients account for roughly 80% of the $2.8 trillion annual U.S. healthcare spend. Carematix can help develop a program using advanced remote monitoring technologies, complex clinical algorithms and behavioral science to create a scalable and affordable population health strategy.
Health plans and employers are rapidly adopting technolog advancements to better understand, evaluate and manage the health of their members. The Carematix wi-fi enabled devices, an out-of-the-box solution that requires no smartphone or pairing, can seamlessly transmit the biometric data into existing case and disease management programs to facilitate better management of the health of its participants. The low cost Carematix telemonitoring solution allows both at-risk and high-risk members to participate leading to improved member outcomes through:
The opportunity for payers to greatly reduce spending and improve quality and program satisfaction with remote monitoring technology is promising. To do so successfully, programs like Aetna Better Health of Illinois implemented Carematix's remote telemonitoring system which led to dramatic decreases in plan utilization, bed days and emergency department visits. To view the detailed case study, click here
The blood pressure monitor was easy to use and the online personal tracking is great. I have even lost 12 pounds since I started using the tracking program.
The system is a quantum improvement over the manual monitoring and log book that I previously used. I am more quickly aware of adverse trends and can take measures sooner to correct them.
Actually tracking the trend of my weight and blood pressure has been very enlightening and beneficial.