Intermountain Deploys Remote Patient Monitoring for Older Adults with Chronic Conditions

What You Should Know:

Intermountain Health, a healthcare system forms a strategic partnership with Sensorum Health, a healthcare technology company specializing in remote patient monitoring.

– The strategic collaboration aims to improve health outcomes and primary care access for older adults living independently with multiple chronic conditions. By focusing on early detection and personalized care plans, they aim to empower older adults to live healthier, more independent lives.

Combining Expertise for Better Care

The partnership leverages the strengths of both organizations. Intermountain Health brings its expertise in clinical quality improvement, patient-centered care, and healthcare delivery. Sensorum Health contributes its advanced remote monitoring technology and integrated clinical staff. The combination allows for the remote detection of early signs of health issues in older adults with chronic conditions, enabling timely interventions by primary care physicians.

Focus on Preventing Hospitalizations

Intermountain Health’s primary goal for this partnership is to improve patient health outcomes by preventing unnecessary hospital admissions. Early detection of potential health complications allows for treatment in a home or outpatient setting, reducing the need for hospitalization due to chronic disease flare-ups and other manageable conditions.

Pilot Program and Future Plans

The partnership will initially launch a pilot program targeting value-based care patients enrolled in the “House Calls” program offered by Castell Health in Salt Lake Valley. These patients are primarily homebound and manage conditions like congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The results of this pilot will be published in whitepapers expected in late 2024.

Collaboration for Effective Care Management

Sensorum Health’s clinical staff will collaborate closely with Intermountain Health’s team to identify early signs of potential health problems in patients. This collaboration will also ensure the development of personalized clinical intervention plans tailored to each patient’s specific needs and health journey.

“Older adults with multiple chronic conditions are almost four times more likely to go to the hospital for avoidable reasons compared to adults with only one chronic condition.1 Many of these folks struggle to manage their health and have limited access to on-demand care outside of an emergency room due to their complex medical needs,” said Andrew Hotchkiss, CEO and Co-Founder, Sensorum Health.