Remote Patient Monitoring And Coaching Pilot Makes Way For Smarter, Better Care in Endocrinology
Through an internal innovation grant, the Northwestern Medicine team partnered with Glooko® and Pack Health® to develop a telehealth-enhanced continuous care model for patients with diabetes.
In the spring of 2020, when much was unknown about COVID-19, clinicians were forced to quickly leverage telehealth to reduce risk of infection and spread. But Northwestern Medicine had already been investigating ways to implement telehealth services above and beyond simply conducting office visits online via a 2018 internal innovation grant, which funds leading-edge approaches to transform patient care. Through a second grant, the endocrinology team at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital developed a continuous care model that uses remote patient monitoring (RPM) and coaching to help make diabetes management safer, smarter and more efficient.