EPIC Health Launches New Remote Patient Monitoring Program in Collaboration with OMRON Healthcare to Address Health Inequities with VitalSight™

EPIC Health, Detroit’s health system committed to community-focused healthcare, and OMRON Healthcare, a global heart health leader, today announced a new collaboration to address health inequities and reduce heart attack and stroke risk in underserved Detroit communities. The program will feature VitalSight™, OMRON’s first remote patient monitoring service designed specifically for patients afflicted by high blood pressure and especially those with uncontrolled Stage 2 hypertension.

“We developed VitalSight to empower patients with the technology and tools to monitor their blood pressure from home, share their data with their doctors, and gain a greater sense of understanding about high blood pressure, how to manage it, and ways to reduce their health risk,” said OMRON Healthcare President and CEO Ranndy Kellogg. “With EPIC Health, we have a collaborative partner who shares our Going for Zero mission to eliminate heart attack and stroke and is dedicated to addressing the health inequities that often magnify health risks for patients in underserved communities.”

VitalSight is an easy-to-use remote patient monitoring service that physicians can offer to patients with high risk levels of hypertension. More than 37 million U.S. adults have uncontrolled Stage 2 hypertension that can contribute to increased risk of heart attack and stroke, which could lead to artery and organ damage if no treatment is administered.

Patients are enrolled in VitalSight by a healthcare provider. The service is available to patients at little to no cost and is reimbursable through Medicare.

Patients who are enrolled in the program by EPIC Health physicians receive the VitalSight kit delivered to their home. The kit includes an OMRON connected blood pressure monitor, a weight scale (if requested by the clinician), and a data hub that are all pre-set for the specific patient. With VitalSight, EPIC Health clinicians can personalize blood pressure reading thresholds for each patient and receive alerts for out-of-range readings so care teams can take action and make more informed treatment decisions.

“The VitalSight data hub is a key asset because it works without home Wi-Fi. Our patients can monitor their blood pressure easily from home and securely share readings with their care teams,” said Dr. Greg Naman, MD, Board-Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, EPIC Health. “VitalSight connects us more with the patient and helps us spotlight key data. As a medical professional working to bridge health gaps, it’s a boost to have a service that makes data actionable – the patient is more engaged in managing their condition and the care team has more insights to evolve treatment.”

“EPIC Health remains diligent in its efforts to increase and improve dialogue between patients and physicians, address growing populations impacted by hypertension and stroke, and increase health access for all,” said Dr. Naman. “OMRON’s Going for Zero mission and innovative technology makes them an excellent partner in this program.”

Medical Device News Magazinehttps://infomeddnews.com
Medical Device News Magazine provides our readership with breaking medical device / biotechnology news. Our subscribers include medical specialists, device industry executives, investors, and other allied health professionals, as well as patients who are interested in researching various medical devices. We hope you find value in our easy-to-read publication and its overall objectives! Medical Device News Magazine is a division of PTM Healthcare Marketing, Inc. Pauline T. Mayer is the managing editor.

More News!

The KnowU incorporates the sensor that the Company plans to submit to the FDA for clearance. This proprietary sensor has been tested and proven stable and accurate in the lab setting. It was included in the Company’s prototype to validate stability outside of the lab, and is now miniaturized and wearable.
The ArthroFree system is the first FDA-cleared wireless camera for arthroscopy and general endoscopy, both areas of minimally invasive surgery. The system is designed to help surgeons work with aximum dexterity and focus.
The project, which was led by the University of Southern California, included large increases in representation among men of African, Hispanic and Asian ancestries, that were contributed in part by an ongoing collaboration between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and DOE reports Argonne.
This innovative software turns smartphones into medical-grade stethoscopes, allowing people to capture, analyze, and share critical heart health data with medical personnel from the comfort of any location notes Sparrow BioAcoustics.
"Taewoong Medical becoming an Olympus group company is also a major milestone in our global growth strategy," said Henry Shin, CEO of STARmed. "We look forward to our products being made available to more patients through Olympus' global distribution network."

By using this website you agree to accept Medical Device News Magazine Privacy Policy