CHUM uses CareSimple in-home monitoring
January 13, 2021
MONTREAL – CareSimple, a Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) platform, designed, developed and operated by Tactio Health Group, has announced a free extension of their technology-enabled care services with Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), an innovative hospital system serving Québec patients. Under this agreement, now extended through 2021, CHUM will pursue their RPM program to monitor medium-risk COVID-19 patients that are discharged from the hospital to self-isolation to help prevent readmission through in-home monitoring.
The goal of this RPM COVID-19 patient program is to preserve CHUM bed capacity for high-risk patients in need of acute care.
“CareSimple is pleased to work with CHUM to extend their RPM program in support of caring for Québec’s COVID-19 patients,” said Michel Nadeau, CEO and president, Tactio Health Group. “Since March 2020, the CareSimple platform has served as the remote patient monitoring platform of choice for CHUM and other U.S. and Sweden-based hospital systems to manage COVID-19 patients. We understand and recognize the gravity of the second wave on the hospital systems, and, with the vaccination coming, we are happy to extend the free use of our savoir-faire to support our community.”
“The CHUM is proud to put innovation and excellence in healthcare at the benefit of its patients. In the context of the pandemic, this app allows our teams to follow up with patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who have returned home after their hospitalization. We are therefore happy to continue our agreement with Tactio and thus ensure the quality and safety of the care offered,” declared Dr. Fabrice Brunet (pictured), president and CEO of the CHUM.
The RPM COVID-19 program offers patients personalized support as soon as they are discharged, and helps them to manage care resources and limit physical interactions. CareSimple’s platform incorporates multiple features to facilitate remote monitoring of patients in the comfort and privacy of their homes.
The features include:
- Self-entry of COVID-19 symptoms on the patients’ smartphone (iOS or Android) in CareSimple’s patient application;
- Tracking body temperature with a regular thermometer and capabilities to monitor respiratory rate;
- Remote onboarding of patients without contact or physical presence required.
For healthcare providers, no additional training is required to utilize the RPM technology. Through the web-based application, the clinician receives near real-time clinical alerts when patient data is out of normal ranges. The provider is then able to communicate with the patient through secure text messages or video conferencing technology built into CareSimple’s platform.
In addition to those services, CareSimple offers physician groups and hospitals systems another COVID-19 RPM solution where patients use an oximeter.
All health data obtained by CareSimple for CHUM patients is securely hosted in Quebec’s Microsoft Azure Canada East region, adhering to some of the world’s strictest privacy standards.
To learn more about the CareSimple platform for COVID-19 or for the RPM of any other type of patients, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. CareSimple is available in English, French and Spanish languages.
The Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) adopts an integrated approach to health and the population which is expressed in all aspects of its mission such as, care, teaching, research, management and innovation, as well as in partnership with the patient and citizen (SERGIP). To achieve the objective of continuous improvement in the health of the population, management of the care trajectory and the life trajectory of patients has been implemented using data analyzed by artificial intelligence from genetic and environmental information. In collaboration with other speakers in the health and social services network (RSSS), the CHUM offer the best specialized care and services based on constantly updated scientific knowledge. For more information about the CHUM, visit https://www.chumontreal.qc.ca/
CareSimple™ platform is an end-to-end virtual care solution that integrates into Electronic Health Records (EHR) to provide hospitals and physician groups with software, medical devices, logistics and professional services required to support their population health services such as Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM), Chronic Care Management (CCM), Transitional Care Management (TCM) and Principal Care Management (PCM). Featuring a wide range of cellular and Bluetooth medical devices, an optional senior-friendly mobile application for patients, an easy-to-integrate clinical portal for care managers, flexible care plans, secured messaging, in-app video calling, automated alerts, advanced data analytics and validated educational content, CareSimple™ is delivered directly to patients and requires minimal training and changes in workflow for healthcare professionals. Powered by digital health pioneer Tactio Health, CareSimple™ is the simple, secure, and scalable way to offer remote patient monitoring to large patient populations. For more information about CareSimple, visit http://www.caresimple.com.