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Mobile App Cuts Readmissions in Half at Penn Medicine

Mobile App Cuts Readmissions in Half at Penn MedicineOne thing Penn Medicine is known for is their high standards. Although Penn Medicine’s readmission rate for congestive heart failure patients is less than half of the national average at 8% compared to 19.5%, Penn believed these numbers were still too high.

For this reason they decided to send patients with congestive heart failure home with tablets that are preloaded with HRS Patient Connect. This app is part of the Pending Care At Home Program, and is specifically designed to assist patients during their first 30 days after discharge.

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AT&T and Intuitive Health to Pilot Remote Patient Monitoring Solution to Help Reduce Hospital Readmissions

Helping reduce hospital readmissions is a large reasons for bringing digital and mobile health technologies to market, especially ones that allow patients to take more control over their care while at home and after they leave the hospital the first time.

That’s where remote patient monitoring comes in, and numerous companies large and small are entering the race.  It was announced that AT&T is teaming up with Intuitive Health to pilot a home-based remote monitoring solution that helps engage patients and family members in their own care, while seamlessly involving healthcare providers through integration with their clinical information systems.  The end goal for the pilot is to help reduce hospital readmissions and associated healthcare costs, while increasing quality of care and patient satisfaction.

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