LifeScience Technologies has developed a remote patient engagement platform called m.Care.
The Patient Engagement mobile app has over 60 separate, yet integrated, software applets that run on smart phones and tablets. Applications include tracking for physical activity, nutrition, medication adherence, and monitoring of key vital signs. Additional applets also capture videos and photographs, provide education, gamification, and much more.
We integrate with fitness and Bluetooth-enabled devices and most applets use voice recognition, providing significant flexibility and utilization for the end user. Hospitals are free to pick and choose which applets they would like to use to manage the needs of a specific patient or group of patients.
These applets communicate with our servers and the resulting data allows hospitals and medical professionals to better monitor, manage and communicate with a specific patient population, such as patients with a particular disease, chronically ill patients or discharged patients who have had major surgery. The intent is to improve overall outcomes by showing, on a “real-time” basis, whether a patient is improving or regressing after they are outside of the hospital’s direct care. This will also assist in reducing potential CMS readmission penalties.
The back-end system is an extensive, web-based, Care Coordinator Portal, complete with an easily configurable alert and task management system, as well as dashboards for monitoring the assigned patient population. The platform uses data analytics and predictive modeling to proactively manage a targeted patient population.
In summary, m.Care is a virtual care platform for remote patient monitoring and patient engagement.