The Current Health platform is a wireless wearable that offers ICU-level accuracy and can track vital signs. The company has so far partnered with six healthcare systems in the U.S., including Mount Sinai, as well as several systems in the U.K.
“Real-time, at-home monitoring of vitals allows our team to proactively act on early signs of health decline, preventing avoidable hospitalizations,” Dr. Neta Faynboym, executive director of Innovation: Medicate Advantage/Affordability at Banner Health, said in a press release.
Current Health’s upper arm wearable passively measure vital signs in real time. Its algorithms continuously analyze data to predict a patient’s health trajectory. It uses Bluetooth with other devices to track metrics.
Patients receive a tablet with a chatbot for questions, as well as medication reminders and educational content to let patients connect with clinicians through video chat or text message to report any new symptoms.
“Our rapidly growing customer base indicates how focused health systems and home health agencies are on moving more healthcare from hospital to home,” Christopher McCann, Current Health CEO and co-founder, said. “Today, Current is helping them do just that by monitoring patients’ health trajectories to enable earlier interventions, reduce the overall and growing cost of hospital readmissions and, more importantly, prevent avoidable deaths. But more fundamentally, we’re building a future where healthcare comes to us. Patients don’t always know when to call their doctor. Current will.”