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LUMEDX, Continuity develop assessment service for heart patients

Iain Morris
June 18, 2014
Heart patients are being offered a new service allowing them to perform self-assessments and have data automatically sent to their electronic health records.

The technology has been developed by cloud computing company LUMEDX (Oakland, CA, USA) and Continuity Health Solutions (CHS) (Ozark, MO, USA), which designs outpatient disease management software, and promises healthcare benefits for patients besides efficiency improvements for healthcare professionals.

It works by incorporating CHS’s Ally-branded connected care platform with LUMEDX’s cardiovascular information management system – known as HealthView.

Patients using the service will be able to carry out daily self-assessments featuring biometrics and data about medication compliance.

The companies plan to demonstrate the service at a forthcoming conference in Los Angeles to be held at the end of this month.

“We are extremely excited about this relationship with LUMEDX and the unique opportunity it offers to extend the use case of telemonitoring into the workspace of cardiology care,” said Bryan Poteet, the chief executive of CHS. “A seamless, up-to-date view of the patient condition is a powerful tool for cardiology care teams.”

Integrating Ally with HealthView cloud applications will enable caregivers to determine the best course of action for optimal care delivery if and when they have a patient present to an emergency room,” he added.

Praveen Lobo, the vice president of strategic products at LUMEDX, said the tie-up would offer caregivers a means of engaging patients in a “convenient self-management regimen” while giving them easier access to comprehensive patient information.

“We believe that this combination of patient self-management and more fully integrated patient information will help hospitals better manage readmissions,” said Lobo.
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