ENABLING HIT AND CARE CLUSTER – PROJECT 20-05161.TAM
Evaluation of Remote Patient Monitoring Technology in Various Settings
Numerous CHOT IAB members and health providers in the U.S. and internationally are engaged in various post-operative and chronic disease care coordination initiatives that use some type of remote patient monitoring technology. These technologies vary in terms of cost, patient adherence and utility, and effectiveness in terms of implementation success, desired health outcomes, and impact on capacity. The multi-institutional research team will explore the benefits of patient monitoring in various settings, including complex pediatric patients and patients with chronic diseases in both the U.S. and Africa. The research team will focus on identifying the cost of benefits of leading remote patient monitoring practices by measuring implementation success, potential cost savings, population health outcomes, and improvements in access to care and health organization capacity (bed capacity) dependent on data availability from participating CHOT industry members, such as Texas Children’s Hospital and UBRICA.
How is this different from related research?
This evaluation of remote patient monitoring technologies is aimed at improving care coordination and reducing visits to costly healthcare facilities (hospitals). The study takes a comprehensive approach in terms of patient populations studied by disease category, complexity, and patient segment. Results from this research can inform both hospitals and clinics as well as health technology developers in how to best achieve desired health outcomes and cost savings by designing the most appropriate remote patient monitoring innovation by patient segment. The research team will also focus on implementation effectiveness and process in Kenya.
- Explain the financial case for remote patient monitoring in U.S. and Africa and estimate the long-term cost savings of monitoring initiatives for complex and chronic patients
- Design research informed strategy for remote patient monitoring initiatives
- Develop most effective technology with highest impact on targeted results