Sense Health, which uses SMS to help coach Medicaid patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions, has secured backing from The Nicholson Foundation for a 1,000 person study with patients from New Jersey-based CompleteCare. Beyond using its platform for patients with diabetes and hypertension, Sense Health will also help boost cervical cancer screening rates.
The year-long study will assess the company’s technology and the ROI of using it to improve appointment adherence, disease specific clinical indicators, and healthcare utilization for its patients.
In the study, patients will be split into two groups, one of which will receive standard care management alone, and another will get care management along with access to Sense Health’s services that work both on feature phones and smartphones.
CompleteCare is a federally qualified health center with 20 sites in southern New Jersey. Sense Health on its end works with health homes in New York state, and its technology currently supports 60,000 patients. Last year, the company participated in the New York Digital Health Accelerator.