BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Parkland Health & Hospital System – one of the largest health systems in Dallas, Texas – has selected Current Health, the leading enterprise care-at-home platform, to support patients with hypertension from the comfort of their own homes.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half (47%) of adults in the United States have hypertension, putting them at an increased risk for heart disease and stroke. Through its new hypertension monitoring program, Parkland aims to mitigate this risk by providing regular monitoring, engagement, and education. Parkland will use Current Health to monitor patients’ blood pressure and other symptoms and trigger alerts if their conditions worsen. This not only enables proactive intervention leading to better patient outcomes, but also fosters improved experiences for patients – and lower system costs – via reduced hospital visits.
“As a county hospital serving nearly 1 million outpatients each year, we are always seeking new ways to improve care delivery to enhance patients’ experience and outcomes,” said Molly Case, director of virtual care at Parkland. “By connecting with hypertension patients in their homes and offering health monitoring and coaching we can provide more proactive and convenient care.”
As part of the program, patients will receive a wireless blood pressure cuff that is pre-configured to stream blood pressure data into Current Health’s device-agnostic platform. Additionally, patients will also be provided with a Home Health Hub that includes internet connectivity and a tablet so they can respond to daily symptom questionnaires and receive real-time reminders to take their blood pressure.
“Our platform is designed to make disease monitoring within the home a seamless experience for healthcare providers and patients alike,” said Chris McCann, CEO and co-founder of Current Health. “High patient engagement is critical for managing hypertension, and with our platform, patients can take a more active role in their disease management. We look forward to working with Parkland on this important initiative and extending it to patients facing other critical conditions in the future.”
To learn more about Current Health, visit https://currenthealth.com/.
About Current Health
Current Health is the leading enterprise remote care management platform, focused on enabling early, preventive healthcare in order to improve patient health outcomes and reduce the cost of care. The company provides a single point of insight into patient health at home, ingesting data from third-party remote monitoring devices – along with patient-reported data and electronic medical record data – to identify and predict the onset and progression of disease. Current Health’s physician-led virtual command center provides 24/7 care management capability and seamlessly integrates with a range of in-home healthcare services to provide a single, integrated solution across the care continuum. Current Health empowers health systems and pharmaceutical companies to tailor healthcare at home to all patient populations. For more information, visit https://www.currenthealth.com/ and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Parkland Health & Hospital System
In 1894, Parkland Hospital opened its doors to the citizens of Dallas. Its mission was simple: to provide medical care to patients in need. Now, 126 years later, Parkland Health & Hospital System is building on that legacy while breaking ground on a new generation of innovative healthcare initiatives. Today, Parkland is an integrated health system comprised of a state-of-the-art acute care hospital and outpatient clinics located throughout the county, a health plan for those who qualify and many educational and outreach programs. As a preeminent public academic medical center, Parkland has developed countless innovations that save lives, improve access to services and reduce healthcare costs.