Intel-GE Care Innovations to test telehealth with the Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing

Health Harmony

Intel-GE Care Innovations, which is a joint venture between Intel and GE Healthcare, is teaming-up with Front Porch communities and the Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing to measure the benefits of leveraging remote patient monitoring (RPM) with senior living residents.

Residents of Kingsley Manor in Los Angeles and Claremont Manor in Claremont, California, will use Care Innovations’ RPM platform called Health Harmony that enables individuals, clinicians, care providers, and family caregivers to easily collaborate for better care in the home and within normal daily routines. Initially, Health Harmony will be available to a group of Front Porch residents who may require a higher level of care and monitoring due to poor chronic condition management or following a return to a senior living community after a discharge from a nursing facility.

Residents will have access to a video chat platform to virtually connect with caregivers to discuss conditions and assess a resident’s environment.“Health Harmony gives Front Porch a way to extend the care continuum directly to their residents while also supporting the independence they strive to deliver every day,” said Sean Slovenski, CEO of Care Innovations. “As the aging population continues to grow, it’s important that senior living communities are part of efforts to help people live healthier lives at a more sustainable cost.”

Those using Health Harmony will conduct daily health sessions to capture vital signs such as blood pressure, weight, oxygen and glucose levels, subjective health assessments, and other information needed for caregivers to manage care plans, promote medication adherence, and remain on top of patients’ health. Residents will also have access to a video chat platform to virtually connect with caregivers to discuss conditions and assess a resident’s environment.

According to the Center for Technology and Aging, “RPM technologies provide essential support for the coordination of care, behavior change (of providers as well as patients), and evidence-based decision support for patients.”