The app and analytics platform for healthcare Medable is launching Synapse, touting it as the first cloud solution to enable Apple's new CareKit Bridge APIs for real time health management on iOS.
Synapse enables healthcare organizations to launch CareKit apps for their patients as well as care teams. The solution allows providers and patients to track and trend health in real-time, addressing the massive cost issues from poor communication, including preventable readmissions. In addition, Synapse provides user and data management, HIPAA compliance, EMR interoperability, and outcomes analytics.
Early use cases include clinical trials, chronic disease management, and post-op care. For example, a post-operative care app for hip replacement that enables a patient to track pain medication usage, monitor for surgical site infection, track mobility metrics, and communicate with the care team, all from the comfort of the patient's own home.
"Too often the care delivered within the walls of hospitals is undermined by a lack of clear guidance for patients after visits," Dr. Michelle Longmire, Medable CEO, said in a statement. "Medable's platform, built using CareKit, allows healthcare organizations to open the door for clear and continuous care, anytime, anywhere."
Longmire added that Medable is working with leading healthcare institutions to bring its advanced technology to the forefront of patient management.