Wearable biosensor firm Vital Connect, Inc. and start up BePATIENT have released a new system called BeVITAL. The remote patient monitoring solution combines VitalConnect’s FDA-cleared biosensor, HealthPatch MD, with BePATIENT’s web-based solution and associated app, to enable personalized healthcare programs accessible through mobile devices and computers.
BeVITAL is designed for patients after they’ve been discharged from the hospital. It will be used in a post-discharge heart failure patient monitoring study at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek and Concord, Calif. The BeVITAL Solution will also be used to follow patients returning home after outpatient surgical procedures at Hospital Infantile De Las Californias in Tijuana, Mexico in a study run by Scripps Translational Science Institute in San Diego.
The BeVITAL monitors and transmits eight FDA and CE cleared biometric data streams from HealthPatch MD to practitioners’ smartphone, tablet, or computer. Biometrics that can be measured and transmitted include:
- Single-lead ECG.
- Heart Rate.
- Heart Rate Variability.
- Respiratory Rate.
- Body Posture.
- Skin temperature.
- Activity (steps).
- Fall detection.
The app delivers individualized care plans to patients while conveying meaningful data and insights to clinicians and researchers.
The app has been used in the monitoring of 80 surgical patients post-discharge in clinical studies at five hospitals in Europe, with two more projects in development later in the year.
Dr. Phillipe Topart, a surgeon from the Clinique de l’Anjou in France said, “BeVITAL appears to be a pioneering, innovative solution allowing us to meet the requirements of bariatric surgery follow-up. In general surgery, the vital signs monitoring HealthPatch MD along with the BePATIENT mobile app is a unique tool for remote patient monitoring and detecting post-operative complications. This solution represents a major support tool in complex ambulatory surgery. It seems to me that BeVITAL is a leading connected health solution.”
A patient-centric solution, BeVITAL has been positively received by patients. One patient reported, “The BeVITAL solution gave me the confidence I needed to leave the hospital earlier as I knew my medical team was remotely monitoring my health. It was really easy to use and help me understand what I needed to do after my surgery.” Through BeVITAL, BePATIENT and Vital Connect are delivering a true end-to-end solution that helps facilitate the transition toward value-based care.