extending hospital managed care to the home

Home Care Monitoring System

The Home Care Monitoring System is the premier system available for home care coordination and the only service that does it in a cost effective, highly configurable way.

The way you manage your patients is rapidly changing. There are pressures to contain costs as the industry moves to a capitative pay model. As your patient population grows, there is less time available per patient. The cost of re-admittance is growing steadily. All of these pressures lead to one conclusion: we need better methods of managing our patients when they are away from the facility to ensure better health and financial outcomes for all.

The Home Care Monitoring System is a unique software service that provides a full-featured home care solution. Composed of two primary parts - the Home Monitoring Platform and the Care Coordinator Platform - The Home Health Monitoring System provides your patients and you with the ultimate in at-home care management. The system can be used as an integrated part of your electronic medical records system or used stand alone, based on your facility's needs.

Communication and Monitoring Platform

Using smart phone and intelligent tablet devices integrated with the latest in communication and measurement equipment, the Home Monitoring Platform provides you with direct two-way communication for up-to-the-minute feedback from your patient.

Care Coordinator Platform

The Care Coordinator Platform works in concert with the intelligent device front end to provide all the tools your at home care coordination team needs to keep an eye on and manage your patient's needs.

Comprehensive Management Tools

Use built-in project management and tasking tools, document storage and organization tools and team communications mechanisms to manage your entire home care program.

Application Main Menu

The main menu is the primary display used to drive the application. From the main menu, a user may touch one of the selected applet icons to begin using the applet.

Each applet displays an icon with a default title and description and an optional notification flag. The notification tag (as seen next to the Profile applet) is used by the applet to indicate whether or not new or important information is available from that applet for the currently selected patient. The titles and description of each application can be overridden by the care coordinator and health care facility to better describe the use of the applet within their care coordination system.

A picture of the currently selected patient is displayed in the top right corner of the main menu and the current patient’s name is displayed as the title of the menu. A user may change the picture associated with the patient by touching the picture and selecting a new photo.

In the top right corner of the main menu is the patient selector button. Clicking on this button allows an individual to select a different patient’s information to be displayed. By default, a given patient will only have their own patient data to work with but the system does support the ability for one person to support and manage more than one patient’s data. If a person has been given access to another patient’s data (for instance, a mother or father caring for multiple children), when they touch the patient selector button, the list of patients they have to work with is displayed. Selecting a different patient from the list allows for a user to review the medical data of that selected patient.

Intelligent Device Applets

Depending our your needs, you may choose to utilize one or more of the intelligent device applets available in our Home Monitoring Platform. Adding a new application from our list of applications onto the intelligent device of a patient requires a few simple clicks of the mouse using our website. You can publish applications to all of your enrolled patients or set up a custom list on a user by user basis. Applications include:

Systems Architecture

The Home Care Monitoring System is composed of three primary components: the intelligent device application, the LifeScience Technologies Web Monitoring system and the Hospital's own Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system. These three pieces work together to enable effective at home patient care.

Most hospitals have their own clinical and in-patient management systems. These systems act as an integral part to great patient care but most lack one significant feature - an at home care solution.

Our system integrates with your EMR system and extends it to help you with your at home care needs.

Data from your EMR can be fed directly into our system in different ways including connecting to your HL7 data feeds and enabling you to access our system's data directly through our REST-based API.

At LifeScience Technologies LLC, we understand that you may have different needs for the data or different systems that you want to integrate. Our system can provide you with the feeds you need to keep your records up to date and we provide you with direct access to the data and events captured by our system using our REST-based API.

The data captured from your EMR system that can be used in our system includes patient demographic data, appointment schedules and lab results if indeed your HL7 feeds contain the requisite information.

Our system can notify you of important events so that you might intelligently extract data back for your EMR based on the event that has occurred.

Data flows to and from the intelligent device by way of the LifeScience Technologies, LLC web services. All data is encrypted in communication to ensure security of transmissions. All data is stored in our HIPAA compliant data center on our secure and robust server architecture.

Data flows between our servers and your EMR system can be managed over VPNs or encrypted HTTPS web services depending on your facility's needs and capabilities.

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Total Home Care Management

  • Schedule and capture measurements of any type
  • Capture still photography and motion pictures of your patients while at home
  • Schedule and monitor medication adherence
  • Broadcast communications to your patients
  • Provide them with quality educational material including electronic books, movies, links to web sites, geared toward their specific needs
  • Capture data directly with various Bluetooth 4.0 HLE devices as well as scales, pulse oximeters, pedometers with minimal intervention by the patient
  • Schedule appointments for clinic, lab and hospital visits along with instructions on what to bring and where to stay for your out of town patients
  • Provide summarized lab results back to the patient
  • Give contact information for your care team, even allowing video calls if desired
  • Receive data directly from your patient as it is captured
  • Watch over your patient's nutritional concerns
  • Plan out and monitor exercise regimens
  • Provide your patients with surveys or request them to complete a brief questionnaire upon completion of an educational exercise