Nuvance Health develops a new platform for memory care at home

Mild cognitive impairment patients treated at Nuvance Health Neuroscience Institute offices in New York and Connecticut, as well as their caregivers, have access to a new virtual neurology specialist support program.

BECAUSE MATTER

MCI is an early stage of memory loss or other cognitive problems, such as difficulties with language and thinking.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 12-18% of people 60 years of age or older have MCI in the United States, and every year, 10-15% of people with MCI eventually develop dementia.

There are currently no drugs approved to treat MCI, but current guidelines suggest that regular brain stimulation and healthy lifestyle habits can support patients.

Neuroglee Connect helps patients stimulate their brains and strengthen them against cognitive impairment with clinically tested activities at home, while their caregivers can use supportive and informative tools that help them identify MCI-related anxiety and stress day by day, according to the announcement.

The platform’s digital dashboard captures patient performance data in real time, helping clinical care teams monitor adherence, measure patient condition between visits, and modify therapy to personalize care.

“Nuvance Health neurologists will use a digital platform to remotely monitor patients and keep them mentally active with consistent, intense brain activity,” said Dr. Paul Wright, senior vice president and system president of the Neuroscience Institute at Nuvance Health.

MCI patients experience RPM by playing and learning new skills on the tablet. They can also remember by uploading and viewing personal photos and videos to activate their memories, and there is lifestyle content about eating well, exercising and getting enough sleep.

THE BIGGEST TREND

Along with telemedicine, remote patient monitoring programs grew during the COVID-19 pandemic because federal rules gave providers the flexibility to use RPMs for the duration of the public health emergency.

More and more health systems are developing and launching remote care and inpatient home care programs, some adapted to specific clinical use cases.

Just in the past two weeks, for example, Memora Health has announced its work with the Mayo Clinic on a virtual home postpartum care initiative and the Allina Health Inbound Health spinoff has announced its plans to help other providers develop care. acute home care and nursing models.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have indicated that the provision of RPM services for acute and chronic conditions is destined to remain and not a temporary measure linked to the public health emergency.

“As health care moves further from a service fee to a value-based approach to care, the delivery of care is shifting from an in-clinic, episodic and responsive model of care to one that is continuous and proactive and a blend of clinical and remote, “said Dr. Lucienne Ide, founder and chief healthcare innovator at remote patient monitoring company Rimidi. Health IT News during a conversation last year about the future of virtual assistance. “RPM is an effective way to ensure that all patients are able to receive the quality and ongoing care their condition requires.”

ON THE DOCUMENT

“We care deeply about our MCI patients and their caregivers and understand how the diagnosis can be extremely concerning,” said Wright. “We are thrilled to offer them the latest service and support options and, in particular, take advantage of digital innovations that they can access conveniently and comfortably from home.”

Andrea Fox is Chief Editor of Healthcare IT News.
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Healthcare IT News is a HIMSS publication.

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