IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today the launch of Doctella™, a home-based patient engagement and remote care automation platform. Doctella provides a complete end-to-end home care solution, allowing clinicians to create and manage treatment plans, patient schedules, and patient data flow using automated, customizable CarePrograms™, home device data aggregation, and a web-based provider dashboard. CarePrograms are delivered to patients’ smartphones via an app (available for both iOS® and Android® devices) and dynamically update based on patient input, both self-reported data and physiological data collected by connected monitoring devices.
CarePrograms, configurable via the web-based provider portal, represent a digital, dynamic, and intelligent upgrade to traditional home care plans. Data pushed to patients can include coaching, guidance, and recommendations, such as notifications to remind patients to take medications, connect monitoring devices, or exercise. In turn, the Doctella secure cloud pulls and processes data entered manually by patients – such as patient-reported outcomes and textual responses, with the ability to provide consent through the app – as well as data gathered from connected devices, such as the Masimo MightySat™ Rx fingertip SET® pulse oximeter and the Masimo Rad-97™ rainbow SET™ Pulse CO-Oximeter®, which can act as a Bluetooth®-based hub, capable of pulling in data from a variety of Masimo and third-party devices. Doctella incorporates these data into logic-driven protocols and algorithms that can be customized to meet the needs of clinicians and institutions.
The Doctella provider portal allows clinicians to keep track of various physiological events (such as oxygen desaturations) and behaviors (such as confirming having taken medication as prescribed) for each patient, helping clinicians identify when intervention may be needed and how to prioritize the needs of multiple patients. Through such automation, institutions can more easily deploy home care monitoring at scale while helping clinicians remain abreast of important developments in patient condition. The provider portal can also collect population-level health data to help clinicians gauge the efficacy of various treatment protocols and develop new plans using data-driven decisions and strategy.
Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer at University Hospitals, Ohio, and one of the co-developers of Doctella, said, “As healthcare seeks to improve value, it needs to change its narrative from success being patients healing in the hospital to patients being healthy at home. Doctella helps to accelerate that journey by making sure that patients receive safe, evidence-based care in the healing environment of their own home.” Dr. Pronovost recently spoke about the need to change the healthcare narrative at the 2019 World Patient Safety, Science, and Technology Summit.
Patient monitoring at home is an important and increasingly recognized part of providing quality patient care. Home care may be beneficial, for example, for patients with conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and post-surgical patients recuperating at home using prescribed opioids. With proper care pre- and post-surgery at home, patients are expected to do better and help reduce the rate of avoidable hospital readmissions.
Joe Kiani, Founder and CEO of Masimo, said, “Masimo has always sought ways to help caring clinicians automate and improve the care of their patients. Doctella extends our role into perioperative care outside the hospital and in the home. With customized, automated care plans which funnel patient data to clinicians while helping them prioritize and intervene as needed, Doctella brings clinicians and patients together comprehensively and securely with a complete, end-to-end solution.”
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Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) is a global leader in innovative noninvasive monitoring technologies. Our mission is to improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of care. In 1995, the company debuted Masimo SET® Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion™ pulse oximetry, which has been shown in multiple studies to significantly reduce false alarms and accurately monitor for true alarms. Masimo SET® has also been shown to help clinicians reduce severe retinopathy of prematurity in neonates,1 improve CCHD screening in newborns,2 and, when used for continuous monitoring with Masimo Patient SafetyNet™ in post-surgical wards, reduce rapid response activations and costs.3-5 Masimo SET® is estimated to be used on more than 100 million patients in leading hospitals and other healthcare settings around the world,6 and is the primary pulse oximetry at 9 of the top 10 hospitals listed in the 2018-19 U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll.7 In 2005, Masimo introduced rainbow® Pulse CO-Oximetry technology, allowing noninvasive and continuous monitoring of blood constituents that previously could only be measured invasively, including total hemoglobin (SpHb®), oxygen content (SpOC™), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®), methemoglobin (SpMet®), Pleth Variability Index (PVi®), and more recently, Oxygen Reserve Index (ORi™), in addition to SpO2, pulse rate, and perfusion index (Pi). In 2014, Masimo introduced Root®, an intuitive patient monitoring and connectivity platform with the Masimo Open Connect® (MOC-9®) interface, enabling other companies to augment Root with new features and measurement capabilities. Masimo is also taking an active leadership role in mHealth with products such as the Radius-7® wearable patient monitor, iSpO2® pulse oximeter for smartphones, and the MightySat™ fingertip pulse oximeter. Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at www.masimo.com. Published clinical studies on Masimo products can be found at http://www.masimo.com/evidence/featured-studies/feature/.
ORi has not received FDA 510(k) clearance and is not available for sale in the United States. The use of the trademark Patient SafetyNet is under license from University HealthSystem Consortium.
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- de-Wahl Granelli A et al. Impact of pulse oximetry screening on the detection of duct dependent congenital heart disease: a Swedish prospective screening study in 39,821 newborns. BMJ. 2009;Jan 8;338.
- Taenzer AH et al. Impact of pulse oximetry surveillance on rescue events and intensive care unit transfers: a before-and-after concurrence study. Anesthesiology. 2010:112(2):282-287.
- Taenzer A et al. Postoperative Monitoring – The Dartmouth Experience. Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Newsletter. Spring-Summer 2012.
- McGrath SP et al. Surveillance Monitoring Management for General Care Units: Strategy, Design, and Implementation. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2016 Jul;42(7):293-302.
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