23 Mar Mosaic Life Care Receives a Grant for $266,800 from the FCC COVID-19 Remote Patient Telehealth Program
Mosaic Life Care (Heartland Regional Medical Center) recently received a grant for $266,800 from the Federal Communications Commission Consortium COVID-19 Remote Patient Telehealth Program to purchase a web-based software platform for Healthcare Recovery Solutions (HRS).
The web-based software platform for Healthcare Recovery Solutions (HRS) remote patient monitoring (RPM) technology will allow Mosaic Life Care to provide medical services to both COVID-19 patients and other high-risk and vulnerable patients. These include but are not limited to monitoring blood glucose levels, blood pressure, pulse, temperature, weight, and blood oxygen levels. The system’s flexibility allows for not only remote-patient monitoring but also video conferencing (provider to patient; nurse to patient; inspection or visualization of wounds, edema, etc.), virtual visits, and messaging. Health care providers will have the capability of making medication changes based on readings and remote patient visits. Patients can be in contact with a qualified health care professional via multiple means. With patient approval, caregivers and families also have the ability to connect to the portal from their devices to access medical information.
The RPM project will allow Mosaic Life Care to monitor and treat both patients with COVID-19 as well as patients with chronic medical conditions including type I and type 2 diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hypertension, and coronary artery disease. The project will allow the monitoring of blood glucose levels, blood pressure, pulse, weight, and blood oxygen levels. The patient population eligible for home monitoring will include other individuals most at-risk for contracting COVID-19 patients over 65, those with multiple co-morbidities, and immunocompromised patients defined as people with HIV/AIDS; cancer and transplant patients who are taking certain immunosuppressive drugs; and those with inherited diseases that affect the immune system.
Mosaic Life Care, headquartered in St. Joseph, Missouri, is an integrated health delivery system that includes three medical centers (two located in the rural communities of Albany and Maryville), numerous primary care and specialty clinics across northwest Missouri, a long-term acute care hospital, and various home care services. The COVID-19 telehealth program will serve patients in and surrounding St. Joseph and two tertiary locations in Maryville and Albany.