75% of healthcare dollars are spent on chronic diseases
This is a frequently-cited fact. We and our client partners believe that a great deal of sickness and cost from chronic disease can be reduced through better self-monitoring by the patient and their family.
Individuals with chronic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure should check basic vitals regularly – like glucose and blood pressure – to make sure they aren’t getting sicker. Often they don’t remember to, especially those with the highest risk. We believe through involving friends, family and the patients care team we can improve patient health and reduce visits to the ER.
On August 21st Galen will introduce Dragonfly, a unique remote patient monitoring app, at the Allscripts ACE conference in Chicago.
Dragonfly builds on basic remote monitoring of patient health. Remote patient monitoring has itself proven to be effective in managing chronic diseases – reducing hospital admissions, readmissions and reducing the overall cost of care.
What makes Dragonfly different?
- EHR – Integrated – physicians order care plans for patients through their EHR. The patient receives the specific self-management plan on their phone. The care team sees patient-reported data in the EHR and receives notifications of critical vitals from the patient.
- Family and friends – the people who are involved in the patient’s care are involved with Dragonfly. Through technology, family and friends are encouraged to reward the patient when they are doing well in monitoring their health. If the patient is not monitoring their health, the friends and family are encouraged to reach out.
- It’s no longer a chore – the most common reason for a patient not to monitor their health is that it feels like a chore. With Dragonfly, we are turning the task of tracking your health into a task you look forward to.
We are currently working with a small group of providers using Dragonfly today and expect to have Dragonfly available to all this fall.
Please visit us at ACE for a demo and more information – booth #310.