Remote monitoring program helps healthcare systems and employers monitor, evaluate risk, and provide real-time escalation alerts for individuals exposed to infectious disease
SEATTLE, WASH., March 11, 2020 –Sentinel Healthcare, Sentinel Healthcare, a digital healthcare company known for its state-of-the-art remote patient monitoring solutions, today announced the launch of its real-time coronavirus and flu tracking mobile application, Sentinel Fever Tracker, for ongoing quarantine management efforts. The new product supports health systems, government agencies, hospitals, and employers in their quarantine management efforts. The platform can be utilized to evaluate and monitor persons under investigation (PUIs) – people who may have been exposed to COVID-19 and are self-quarantining while waiting for the incubation period to pass. The solution also provides real-time alerts to providers when escalation of care is required.
When using the product, PUIs are provided with a digital thermometer that integrates into Sentinel’s platform. Users are prompted to answer questions about their symptoms and to record their temperature. This data allows healthcare providers to safely and remotely monitor the individuals under their care. Sentinel’s algorithms will identify rising temperatures and worsening symptoms that require the attention of a medical professional. Alertsare sent to the provider and the patient can be triaged for escalation of care, ranging from a call with their doctor for telehealth evaluation or a visit to the hospital.
“Sentinel was designed from the ground up with patients at heart, and now we also have the opportunity to help fellow healthcare workers at the front lines of this pandemic,” said Nirav H. Shah, M.D., CEO and co-founder of Sentinel Healthcare. “We are based in Seattle, one of the COVID-19 epicenters, and have put tremendous effort into enabling COVID-19 monitoring on the Sentinel platform and making it available to healthcare systems, employers, and impacted individuals everywhere as quickly as possible.”
“The biggest challenge that the healthcare system is facing with this novel coronavirus is that nobody knows just how many healthcare workers and other Americans will be exposed, nor how many will become ill and require treatment,” said Jorge Sanchez MD, Sentinel’s Chief Medical Officer. “Sentinel designed its quarantine management program to support efforts both to prevent the further spread of the disease, and to provide care to those who might contract it. In addition, by collecting data around the physiological symptoms associated with COVID-19, we will support efforts to better understand how the illness progresses, which patients are at highest risk of complications, and how it spreads.”’
Sentinel’s quarantine management platform for coronavirus and flu is currently available for use by healthcare systems and employers. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Sentinel Healthcare
Sentinel Healthcare leverages the power of wearable (IoT) technologies to improve patient outcomes. Sentinel has created a platform that supports healthcare systems in providing better, more efficient care by monitoring physiologic data, making actionable treatment recommendations, and improving medication adherence. Sentinel is committed to protecting the privacy of its users. The Sentinel platform is HIPAA compliant.
Conceptualized and designed by physicians, Sentinel’s digital health platform enables health systems to continuously monitor patient data and deliver seamless, integrated care.For more information, visit www.sentinel.healthcare and follow @SentinelHCare.