A remote patient monitoring (RPM) program will be added to Ardent’s facilities throughout six states as a result of a partnership between Cadence and Ardent Health Services, enabling patients to receive remote care for chronic diseases from the comfort of their homes.
The proliferation of RPM services has been spurred by the recent, rapid development of telehealth and virtual care technology during the COVID-19 epidemic.
According to a research released in March of last year, the majority of COVID-19 patients were successfully kept out of the hospital by a remote patient monitoring program. Researchers examined more than 1,000 COVID-19 patients, and they discovered that just 6.2 percent required hospitalization and 1.2 percent required admission to the critical care unit. The new partnership between Cadence and Ardent Health Services aims to provide consistent care by gathering and analyzing patient vitals to enhance the course of chronic conditions. The RPM tools and services required for remote patient monitoring will be made available to Ardent hospitals by the health technology company Cadence. In six states, Ardent Health Services runs 30 hospitals and over 200 care facilities. The concept was first implemented at Utica Park Clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the collaboration plans to roll it out in a number of cities over the course of the following year. In clinical settings around the nation, RPM programs that focus on chronic diseases are becoming more prevalent.For instance, a program for remote patient monitoring that was made public in September sought to treat chronic diseases including heart failure and hypertension. The initiative, developed by Wisconsin’s Watertown Regional Medical Center in collaboration with Cadence, made use of tools including blood pressure monitors and scales.Baptist Health stated in December that it would provide remote physical examinations using TytoCare technologies. The products are a component of the business’ portable exam kit, which enables customers to conduct remote tests to assess the heart, skin, ears, throat, abdomen, and lungs.
In a businesswire press release, Ardent’s President and Chief Executive Officer Marty Bonick, stated the following: “At Ardent, we’re looking at everything through the lens of the consumer – putting people at the center of the care model,” . .Health care is complex, but doing things the way we’ve always done them doesn’t serve our patients or caregivers. Our partnership with Cadence embodies our purpose of caring for others by putting in place the technology and clinical protocols to deliver better care, alleviate unnecessary burdens on our clinicians, and improve the overall healthcare experience across all touchpoints.”