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Northwell and Peerbridge partner on remote monitoring

Steve Rogerson
June 6, 2017
New York healthcare provider Northwell Health is partnering local company Peerbridge Health to improve remote medical monitoring. The technology enables remote patient monitoring through multiple on-body wireless sensors.
"Our collaboration with Peerbridge Health is part of our overarching strategy to introduce disruptive technologies that will help shape the future of health care delivery," said Michael Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell Health.
To understand the potential of this partnership, Peerbridge and Northwell conducted a clinical trial to measure the performance of the company's flagship product, the Peerbridge Cor, a compact, lightweight, multi-channel electrocardiogram monitor. To ensure efficacy, the Cor was compared with other cardiovascular monitors in a clinical trial.
"The trial demonstrated this technology was superior to the current Holter Monitor standard," said Nicholas Skipitaris, chief of electrophysiology at Lenox Hill Hospital. "Not only did the Peerbridge Cor deliver excellent, multi-channel, analysable data, but it delivered less motion artefact and fewer false positives, despite our patient's active New York lifestyle."
Arthur Bertolero, CEO of Peerbridge Health, added: "Our vision is to help consumers partner with their physicians through easily accessible remote monitoring options. Northwell has been a strong strategic partner, sharing our passion to bring effective digital solutions to consumers and health professionals with the highest medical standard."
The American Heart Association reports cardiovascular disease and stroke as the top two killers of American adults. Cardiovascular monitoring, both inside and outside medical environments, is critical for diagnosis, proper treatment and improved outcomes.
According to the US Center for Disease Control & Prevention Foundation, annual direct medical costs associated with cardiovascular diseases are projected to rise to more than $818bn by 2030. To get ahead of the growth in patient demand, an increasing number of providers are looking for more efficient monitoring such as Peerbridge to improve treatment and deliver better outcomes, which also has the potential to reduce expenses significantly.
Northwell Health is New York state’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 22 hospitals and more than 550 outpatient facilities.
Peerbridge Health, is a venture capital backed health IT and wearable technology company that seeks to improve remote monitoring through design and a seamless user experience. The company's current focus is to bring a freedom and precision to remote cardiac monitoring with its initial product release scheduled for this year. The company has two digital health and fitness patents for medical grade monitoring of all vital signs, with other patents pending.