Digital health technology company patientMpower announced that it has developed a “hospital avoidance” remote monitoring solution for healthcare providers in the United States. The solution can be used to remotely monitor patients with underlying serious respiratory conditions who are at high risk of complications should they contract Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The hospital avoidance solution ensures that specialist healthcare teams can continue to monitor their respiratory patients while keeping them out of the hospital, where they would be at high risk of being exposed to the virus. This solution uses a clinical-grade assessment of lung function (spirometry) as well as monitors oxygen saturation, symptoms, and more.
Irish-based company, patientMpower, is an experienced provider of remote monitoring applications for patients with respiratory conditions. Their technology is already used in leading centers in the U.S., UK, and Ireland. The introduction of the patientMpower platform at a major U.S. transplant center, NYU Langone, reduced the need for hospital outpatient visits for patients recovering from a lung transplant by two-thirds.
Enterprise Ireland is proud to support patientMpower as it continues to innovate and offer essential digital health solutions globally during this challenging time.
patientMpower has also recently developed a COVID-19 remote monitoring solution that is available in several hospitals across Ireland. The application enables remote monitoring of otherwise healthy patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms who have self-isolated.
The COVID-19 application, on a patient’s phone or tablet, links to a wireless device called a pulse oximeter which measures patients’ oxygen saturation. All information captured by patients in the app is immediately available for health service staff to view in a secure patient data portal. From this, healthcare staff can then make appropriate decisions about the ongoing care of patients being monitored while in self-isolation.
“It’s great to see our client companies like patientMpower stepping up and innovating their technologies to help keep people healthy and safe during this tough time,” says Amy Robinson, Life Sciences & Digital Health, Enterprise Ireland. “Their remote monitoring solutions enable those who are at high risk of contracting Coronavirus, to remain safely at home in self-isolation and still be able to receive the professional healthcare that they need.”
At a time when there will be massive demands placed on the health service, remote monitoring technology can preserve hospital resources for those who need them the most. It also allows patients who are at high risk of complications to avoid the hospital and be supported by their healthcare team all while staying at home.
Healthcare providers seeking solutions for remote monitoring of their respiratory patients during the current pandemic can contact patientMpower at info@patientMpower.com.