Clinical departments at Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai are leveraging Noteworth’s software as a service (SaaS) platform to integrate previously unavailable patient-generated data directly into their electronic medical record (EMR). During the three-year-long partnership, the vendor will work with the obstetrics and gynecology department, the Heart Institute, and the Anna and Max Webb Family Diabetes Outpatient Treatment and Education Center (DOTEC), all at Cedars-Sinai.
Noteworth’s interoperable platform aims to enable physicians and care teams to more seamlessly collect, analyze and visualize essential patient health data between office visits. This in turn allows for more comprehensive levels of health data clarity for patients outside of the clinic.
In real-world situation, for example, a physician will be able to place an order from among a wide array of biometric (blood pressure, blood glucose level, weight, etc.) and behavioral data (medication adherence, mood, activity, etc.) directly within the EMR.
Noteworth on its end curates a set of FDA-approved at-home medical devices matching the data order, delivers it to the patient’s door and provides support for patient onboarding and continuing device use via its mobile app. Once a patient begins taking readings, their data is securely delivered directly back to the EMR in clinically relevant reports and optional notifications that care teams can implement.
Cedars-Sinai is launching a trio of Noteworth-powered programs: the Heart Institute program will help patients with hypertension, congestive heart failure and other cardiovascular conditions; the DOTEC will address patients who have diabetes, thyroid disorders and other endocrine diseases; and the partnership with the obstetrics and gynecology department will focus on maternal fetal medicine patients who have high-risk pregnancies and related conditions such as gestational diabetes.
“Noteworth is improving how we deliver care, giving us a way to continuously engage and monitor our patients,” said Joan August,, vice president, service line operations at Cedars-Sinai. “They have tackled an issue that has application for patient populations with chronic diseases to stay healthy while potentially reducing utilization and readmissions.”