March 22, 2018 Webinar on Remote Patient Monitoring at UPMC: Creating Early Warning Systems to Reduce Unplanned Healthcare Utilization

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center will outline its remote patient monitoring program that will soon encompass six chronic disease states during a March 22, 2018 webcast sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

Sea Girt, NJ, February 23, 2018 --( Building on the success of its five-year congestive heart failure (CHF) remote patient monitoring program, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is expanding this program to five additional disease states.

During "Remote Patient Monitoring at UPMC: Creating Early Warning Systems To Reduce Unplanned Healthcare Utilization," a March 22, 2018 webinar at 1:30 p.m. Eastern, UPMC will provide a detailed case study of UPMC's remote patient monitoring program, including targeted disease states, key program features and lessons learned.

Following the 45-minute live webcast, this Healthcare Intelligence Network program will be available in on-demand and recorded formats for educational and training purposes.

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Scheduled Speaker: Dr. Ravi Ramani, director, UPMC Integrated Heart Failure.

Program Details: Webinar participants will learn the following about UPMC's remote patient monitoring program:

- The five key lessons UPMC learned from its initial remote patient monitoring rollout and how it addressed these challenges;

- How UPMC identifies and engages patients for remote monitoring and the factors that make some individuals poor candidates for remote patient monitoring;

- Clinical results from UPMC's CHF remote patient monitoring program;

- The care team workflow to introduce, set up and engage patients with UPMC's remote patient monitoring programs; and

- Critical remote patient monitoring issues related to patient privacy, information security, interoperability, data sharing and using UPMC-delivered kits versus a patient's own device.

Ample time for Q&A will be provided.

Webinar Formats: 45-minute live webinar on March 22, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern, including Q&A; 'On-Demand' replay available March 23, 2018; 45-minute training DVD or CD-ROM with printed transcript available April 12, 2018. Participants may add an on-demand replay, DVD or CD to live session registrations to share with colleagues.

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"More than half of healthcare organizations remotely monitor patients with chronic disease, according to HIN's 2018 telehealth and remote monitoring metrics, and individuals with congestive heart failure are top targets for this approach for 54 percent of our survey respondents. UPMC's remote patient monitoring model, soon to cover six disease states, would be a positive approach for other organizations to explore to reduce unplanned utilization among their clinically at-risk populations."
- Melanie Matthews, HIN Executive VP and COO

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