Vivify is calling attention to the latest issue of Vascular Disease Management, which includes a case study that features the company’s remote patient monitoring (RPM) solution. The article specifically looks at a Vivify deployment with Vascular Care of Texas, which is using the RPM platform to provide better care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Vivify, this is the first time that the company’s client work has been featured in a peer reviewed journal. The article itself is written by Edic Stephanian, who is a member of Vascular Care of Texas and the Medical Director of the Acute Aortic Emergency Program and Vascular Surgery at Medical City Plano Hospital. He explained that the healthcare organization first implemented the RPM program in 2019, and that the technology made it possible to provide safe care in the dense Dallas metropolitan area when COVID came to the US in 2020.
“Vivify released a COVID-19-related pathway in March that enabled patients to self-screen for the virus,” said Stephanian. “We were able to send it to all our patients participating in the RPM program to give them evidence-based information they could rely on rather than finding questionable information on their own on the Internet. The program has been a huge success, both in helping our patients avoid needless risk by coming to a healthcare facility during the pandemic and in driving higher compliance rates with their care plans overall.”
“RPM and telehealth have gained a lot of traction in the past few months as a result of the pandemic,” added Vivify CEO Eric Rock. “This story demonstrates why that momentum should continue once COVID-19 is behind us.”
Vascular Care of Texas stressed that it does not yet have any formal data, but indicated that patients in the RPM program have not had as many adverse incidents as those who are not participating. Meanwhile, the condition of patients tends to improve once they do gain access to the program, which lets patients stick to a treatment schedule without forcing them to leave their house and risk exposure to COVID-19.
Vascular Care of Texas is planning to expand the program from 100 to 250 patients based on that early success. Vivify is one of several providers that has modified its offerings in response to COVID-19, with companies like CommonSpirit Health at Home and AMC Health also introducing new remote features to improve patient outcomes during the pandemic.