Mercy Virtual’s Dr. Gavin Helton talks about a new program that provides chronically ill patients with an iPad and wirelessly connected biometric devices to monitor blood pressure, weight, blood sugar and other vital signs. This allows the Mercy Virtual team to continuously monitor patients with COPD, heart failure and diabetes, for example, and quickly respond before symptoms escalate. Click here to view the story that aired on St. Louis’ KSDK.
Using the iPad, Mercy Virtual team members can have secure video conversations with patients, similar to using FaceTime or Skype. Patients also use the iPad and triage software to respond to questions about their health and symptoms.