CoachCare and CareSpan deliver remote patient monitoring

  • January 17, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

New York-based CoachCare is to provide medically-assisted remote patient monitoring (RPM) for CareSpan Health, a healthcare technology and services company that has developed the Clinic-in-the-Cloud integrated digital care platform.

CoachCare provides RPM and virtual health services, including weight management. With this partnership, CoachCare will identify individuals enrolled in certain weight management programmes who can benefit from increased medical supervision and can be referred to primary care providers in CareSpan’s networks.

Providers in CareSpan’s networks who prescribe RPM for existing patients will also now have access to CoachCare’s RPM platform and services. These are intended to provide health insights that can be collected from a device worn by the patient and, with the assistance of an app, helps their care providers understand the real-time facts about their health.

“We are delighted to partner with CoachCare,” said Rembert de Villa, CareSpan Health CEO. “CareSpan is committed to leveraging digital technology for delivering patient care. The combination of CoachCare’s RPM capability and CareSpan’s integrated digital care platform and professional network leverages AI and analytics for patients deemed medically appropriate to enrol. We anticipate that the RPM data will give our clinical teams a tool to monitor risk-prone patients through their care journey and intervene when necessary in between appointments and clinic visits.”

Wes Haydon, president of CoachCare, added: “We anticipate CoachCare’s suite of RPM services will complement CareSpan’s digital care platform and provider networks. Our solid track record, particularly in weight management, makes the partnership with CareSpan compelling. Based on our industry experience, high-touch and high-tech remote monitoring lowers healthcare costs, gives patients a chance to make healthy behavioural changes and provides clinicians a visible and real-time way to foster accountability for improved health. These steps help address some of the challenges of primary care that we have identified.”

The combined goal of the partnership is to deliver RPM to over 2000 patients this year.

With a patient-centric approach focused on improving health outcomes, CareSpan uses digital tools and capabilities to improve patient outcomes in primary care, chronic care, urgent care and mental health. In addition to the integrated digital care platform, CareSpan has built and deployed a business support infrastructure for its professional networks, American-Advanced Practice Network and AmericanMedPsych Network. American-Advanced Practice Network harnesses the clinical capabilities of nurses to address the shortage in primary and chronic care in the country. American-MedPsych brings together providers to tackle shortages mainly in mental health.

CoachCare, a New-York based remote patient monitoring and virtual health company, moves healthcare providers beyond technology to provide a complete RPM support service, including billing and staff monitoring, automating patient alerts, and simplifying health-claims documentation. This platform increases reimbursement, improves outcomes and increases provider revenue. More than 150,000 patients in 3000 locations use CoachCare’s offerings.