Clinical perspective on HealthPlace.net

The idea around HealthPlace.net is to create an extension of the physician office into the patient's home, achieved by using the internet and emerging technologies to connect disparate equipment and data sources into a single solution that works closely with and for patients and clinical staff. The approach combines convenient capture of health vitals data and lab data, and automated delivery of that data to a website to allow clinical professionals to evaluate patient status on a regular basis.

The patient experience with HealthPlace.net is highly positive. The patient starts by receiving an easy-to-install set of equipment at home (see picture below), the patient is able to locate important personal medical devices at the home setting in a way that fits his or her daily patterns.

From there, the wireless devices eliminate the need for the patient to write down frequent device readings, as the readings are delivered automatically including date and time stamp. Lab testing data is also delivered automatically (from a home test kit or lab service center convenient to the patient). To increase patient support and compliance, regular reminders are given to patients by telephone and other means to complete readings according to their care plan.

Patients report positive and regular feedback regarding the overall convenience of HealthPlace.net, and note that the reminders
HealthPlace Medical Home®
Functional activities of HealthPlace.net
  • Equip patient home for in-home monitoring: device delivery, connection, and testing
  • Provide single website portal for clinical access to all patient data
  • Manage data from in-home patient devices
  • Integration of lab data from third-party sources (home kit or facility lab locations)
  • Equip patient home for in-home monitoring: device delivery, connection, and testing
  • Provide single website portal for clinical access to all patient data
  • Manage data from in-home patient devices
  • Integration of lab data from third-party sources (home kit or facility lab locations)
  • Equip patient home for in-home monitoring: device delivery, connection, and testing
  • Provide single website portal for clinical access to all patient data
  • Manage data from in-home patient devices
  • Integration of lab data from third-party sources (home kit or facility lab locations)
Solutions & Benefits
Practice Solutions
  • At-home vital signs monitoring and regular lab testing enables closer patient monitoring, reducing hospital admissions and ER visits for chronic patients
  • Improve quality of care and increase practice capacity


Hospital Solutions
  • Directly support hospital staff who are increasingly involved in patient care activities that extend after patient discharge, often with sparse resources and incomplete data
  • Reduce hospital readmissions that threaten reimbursement under recent CMS 30-day readmission rules
Clinical Trial Solutions
  • Lower costs of Phase III clinical trials by enabling electronic data capture of key vitals from home setting
  • Increase patient participation in Phase III clinical trial requirements using home vitals measurement and home or local lab testing options
  • Measure and improve Phase IV clinical trial compliance rates using Healthplace.net convenience and reminder mechanisms

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