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ScionHealth Launches Remote Patient Monitoring Program for Chronic Care Patients

Analysis  |  By Eric Wicklund  
   August 23, 2022

The Louisville-based health system is working with Cadence to establish the platform in 18 community hospitals in 12 states, with plans to expand the service to all of its 79 hospitals in 25 states.

ScionHealth is launching a remote patient monitoring program to provide chronic care management services to ambulatory patients in 18 community hospitals across 12 states.

The Louisville-based health system, created in 2021 by Kindred Healthcare and LifePoint Health, is partnering with Cadence on the RPM platform, and plans to eventually scale the program out to its 61 specialty hospitals and long-term acute care populations in 25 states. The program will support patients living with heart failure, diabetes, hypertension, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

"We are committed to advancing innovative healthcare solutions in order to serve patients where and when they need care,” Rob Jay, the health system's Chief Executive Officer, said in a press release. “Our partnership with Cadence will allow us to seamlessly extend care from our community-based hospitals and our long-term acute care hospitals to patients at home, both expanding access and improving the quality of care for patients managing chronic conditions.”

RPM programs are gaining momentum across the country as a means of improving care management for patients at home, in between (and sometimes replacing) visits to the doctor's office or clinic. Many programs use digital health tools to collect data from patients weekly or even daily, enabling patients and their care teams to communicate and adjust care plans when needed.

“Our partnership with Cadence offers consistent, proactive monitoring outside of the clinic, enabling early interventions if and when necessary to improve a patient’s overall health and wellbeing,” Dean French, MD, the health system's Chief Medical Officer, added in the press release. “We believe that remote patient monitoring and responsive virtual care will become the standard of care for treating chronic conditions and we are excited to be a first mover in bringing these capabilities to our communities.”

Eric Wicklund is the Innovation and Technology Editor for HealthLeaders.

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