BOSTON, Oct. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Validic and Partners Connected Health today announced a new collaboration, currently in the testing phase, that will ultimately provide Partners HealthCare clinicians and researchers with access to patient-generated health data (PGHD) from over 420 consumer and clinical health devices. The full-scale service, which involves the integration of PGHD into care plans and the electronic health record (EHR), is set to launch throughout the Partners HealthCare network in 2018. Partners Connected Health is part of Partners HealthCare, an integrated health system founded by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Validic and Partners Connected Health recognize that integrating the data from home health devices into the existing clinical workflow is necessary for heightened provider engagement and patient accountability. The multi-year agreement will focus on empowering care teams, researchers, and patients with data-driven care and supporting technology.
"This collaboration will allow patients to share personal health data with their care team seamlessly and securely using their own consumer devices. Of even greater significance is the ability to make this data actionable and provide evidence-based care to improve clinical efficiencies, empower patients and strengthen the patient provider relationship," said Kelly Santomas, MS, RN, Senior Director, Connected Health Solutions, Partners Connected Health. "This has implications throughout patient care, including improved management of chronic illness and at-risk patient populations."
The broader goal of this collaboration is to bring patients' device data – from wearables, blood pressure monitors, blood glucose monitors and other home health devices – directly into the existing clinical work-flows and the EHR. Learning from pilots and early rollouts, Partners Connected Health will work with Validic to determine how home health devices and actionable, standardized and HIPAA-compliant patient-generated health data can fit within existing care plans.
In the current pilot phase, Partners Connected Health is testing a cloud-based digital health platform with blood pressure monitoring. "This new data platform enables our clinicians to quickly and securely access patient generated data via our EHR system, in a format that is standardized, actionable and HIPAA compliant," added Roger Pasinski, MD, Mass General Hospital, Revere HealthCare Center. "Our patients and providers are eager to leverage personal health technologies to enhance care coordination, patient engagement and better collaboration between patients and providers to improve care delivery and clinical outcomes."
"Partners Connected Health and Validic will continue their commitment to pioneering innovation in healthcare by integrating patient-generated health data into care delivery," said Validic's CEO Drew Schiller. "It continues to be Validic's mission to build technology that makes personal health data actionable. Partners Connected Health has long been a pioneer in utilizing healthcare technology with a focus on patient-centricity. We are proud to call them a partner."
Learn more about the Partners Connected Health and Validic collaboration at the Connected Health Conference (CHC17) in Boston, October 25-27th. Representatives from Validic and Partners Connected Health will present a deep dive into this new collaboration during the Health System Innovation track at CHC17. Or stop by Validic Booth #217.
Partners Connected Health
Partners Connected Health, at Partners HealthCare, is leveraging information technology – mobile phones, tablets, wearables, sensors and remote health monitoring tools – to deliver quality patient care outside of traditional medical settings. Partners Connected Health programs are also helping providers and patients better manage chronic conditions, maintain health and wellness and improve adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes. The Connected Health team creates and deploys mobile technologies in a number of patient populations and care settings, and is conducting innovative research studies to test the effectiveness of mobile health technologies in various clinical applications, including medication adherence, care coordination, chronic disease management, prevention and wellness.
Partners HealthCare, an integrated health system founded by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, includes two academic medical centers, community and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, community health centers, a physician network, home health and long-term care services, and other health care entities. Partners HealthCare is committed to patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. Partners is one of the nation's leading biomedical research organizations and a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.
Validic's advanced data connectivity platform, Inform, removes the burdens associated with data access, integration, standardization, and storage. Validic Inform provides a single, secure connection point for ingesting patient data from hundreds of in-home clinical devices, consumer health applications, and wearables. Inform's enhanced streaming capabilities provide the most efficient means to integrating continuous, near real-time patient data from home health devices. With configurable rules, Inform makes it easy to better track and manage your population's individual engagement and program adherence.
Validic continues to work with leaders across healthcare to improve efficiencies and pioneer solutions that simplify device connectivity and data access — enabling our clients to derive and analyze meaningful insights and interactions with their population. We guide healthcare and wellness organizations through the technical complexities associated with operationalizing personal health data by delivering scalable technology that increases efficiency, effectiveness, and security. By delivering standardized data from home health devices seamlessly into any system, we help empower healthcare organizations to create more personalized, integrative and engaging user experiences. To learn more about Validic, please visit www.validic.com and follow us on Twitter at @validic.