With Mobile Health, Have You Seen Differences in Outcomes for Your Patients?

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But we're very pleased with their outcomes. I want to start by reinforcing that our patients always feel cared for, that's the bottom line as we can't implement this new future in a way that makes people feel distance or we're robbed or creepy or any of that and we've really stuck to that and we've accomplished it.

Parenthetically when we started 10 years ago doing heart failure telemonitoring there were some folks who said to us healthcare providers, nurses in particular my fear is that you're going to drive a wedge between me and my patient using this technology. Because we're again avoiding a face to face visit.

And what we've learned really early was that patients are so grateful to feel connected with the system, that there's a lot of value in that. So this connectedness offers people an enormous value proposition in terms of feeling comforted and feeling cared for. So the outcomes we've achieved in heart failure, we measure the frequency of re-admissions to the hospital.

We achieved a 50% drop in all cause re-admissions and heart failure related re-admissions. We also in that population because they so fragilely measure mortality. We've had a significant improvement in mortality and people on connected off monitoring compared to our control group.

And in diabetes we measure hemoglobin A1C, that's the goal standard. We've had a 1.5 percentage point drop in that population versus a control group, and in hypertension of course we use blood pressure. We use systolic measure of 10 millimeters drop and a diastolic drop of five millimeters as clinically meaningful data.

And in our population of hypertension patients we achieved both of those as statistically, significant way compared to our control group. So right around, all the way around we've had good outcomes and it's about this idea of feedback loops and then keeping people engaged in them, that's really what it's about.