Mount Sinai Extends Cancer Care to the Home with Current Health
New York’s Mount Sinai Health System is getting ready to launch a remote patient monitoring program that uses Current Health’s platform to track cancer patients’ health at home.
The New York health system will be sending high-risk oncology patients home with a wearable device and keeping track of relevant vital signs through a remote patient monitoring platform that features round-the-clock monitoring by nurses. The platform, developed by Current Health, was funded in part by an award from the Federal Communications Commission’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program.
Cardinale Smith, MD, Mount Sinai’s chief quality officer for cancer services, says the platform will give care teams new insight into how to help patients in between their in-person visits for chemotherapy treatments and other services.
“This is about learning what needs to happen,” she says. “Being able to monitor people while they’re at home is very important.”