No one likes the idea of a kid being stuck in a hospital room. Children are supposed to be at home, surrounded by family and friends. But those with serious health conditions also need medical supervision to stay healthy. That’s why Children’s Health in Dallas is examining remote patient monitoring benefits for pediatric patients.
While home monitoring solutions have been used with older patient populationsfor several years, Children’s Health is the first U.S. hospital to launch a remote monitoring program for children, using Vivify Health’s care management platform and Samsung tablets.
For the program’s first phase, Children’s Health has focused on two patient populations: recent liver transplant patients and adolescents who have recovered from kidney transplants but need ongoing medication therapy management.