At HIMSS19 in February, Oracle will introduce Connected Care, a telehealth and remote patient monitoring software initially aimed at bettering stroke outcomes.
“It has a lot of applicability in various use-cases,” mentioned Michael Walker, world lead for healthcare and life sciences at Oracle. “We are using strokes as the example as it is a leading cause of death, and bad things happen when patients do not get the treatments they need within a given time window.”
Connected Care’s remote patient monitoring leverages the web of issues, machine studying and the Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse – a product debuted in October 2018 that makes it simpler to deploy apps like Connected Care. Also beneath the hood of the information warehouse is Oracle Analytics.
“A scenario in a patient journey would be when they have a stroke in their home and then are being transported to a hospital when we connect them to a device and start streaming their data to the hospital, where they may or may not have a neurologist on staff,” Walker defined.
Rural space healthcare suppliers usually don’t have a spread of specialists on employees, as an illustration.
“So then it takes longer to get a patient to a hospital that has a neurologist on employees and also you burn treasured time a patient wants to get remedy sooner,” he mentioned. “And the local hospital loses that patient to another hospital.”
With Connected Care, the ambulance can stream the important indicators in order that the supplier at the native hospital can overview them, and additional, the know-how can hyperlink to a remote neurologist. There may be a relationship between the native hospital and an instructional medical middle a long way away, and the neurologist is on standby and may make the analysis in order that the native doctor at the group hospital can carry out the proper remedy.
“We also apply machine learning to the data to identify patterns,” Walker added. “Machine learning is looking at the data over time and if a pattern emerges, let’s say irregular heartbeat, then the physician is notified to take a closer look at the heart rhythm or an EKG within a specific period of time.”
The downside with any of those snapshots of information is they’re very restricted. Physicians are busy and can’t sit in entrance of a terminal and consider knowledge, so that’s what machine studying is doing for the doctor.
“We are working closely with the industry, we have physicians advising and people in the field running pilots and providing care,” Walker mentioned. “There are a number of use-cases, stroke outcomes is one, pediatric cardiology is another example. Getting kids with heart defects home faster. Clinical trials is another example. We can reduce the drop-out rate of people in trials. The list goes on.”
The huge change has been the shift by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to reimburse for remote patient monitoring, he added.
“With telehealth, you really need that video feed,” Walker mentioned. “CMS unbundled some CPT codes in 2018 and there will be more CPT codes in 2019 that will drive significant growth and opportunity in this space.”