Essence SmartCare and Clalit Health Services Launch Pilot with Sharan Medical Care to Implement VitalOn Telehealth Platform to Reduce Hospitalization Rates in Israel
Israel's Largest HMO Chooses Essence's Remote Patient Monitoring Solution to Alleviate Burden in Hospitals and Enable Remote Supervision of Elderly and Chronic Patients; Initial Results Demonstrate System's Lifesaving Potential
HERZLIYA, Israel, March 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Essence SmartCare, a leader in remote care and telehealth solutions and services, announced today the successful completion of a pilot program with Clalit Health Services, Israel's largest HMO, and homecare provider Sharan Medical Care, to implement its VitalOn remote patient monitoring platform.
The pilot has seen dozens of patients transferred from hospitals to be monitored at home by the VitalOn solution, which is tailored to each patient's individual requirements. Shortly after implementation, the system already began to display its lifesaving potential by recognizing a particular patient's oxygen saturation level had dropped to a life-threateningly low amount, enabling the immediate dispatch of a medical team to the scene to administer oxygen.
"The success of this pilot demonstrates the ability of the VitalOn solution to significantly improve the standard of care that patients can receive in their own homes, while easing the burden on critical health services during the current pandemic and beyond," said Barak Katz, General Manager of Essence SmartCare. "We are honored to have been selected by Clalit Health Services for the first implementation of this solution in Israel."
The program has the potential to optimize hospital occupancy levels, both during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and in the future, by enabling patients to receive life-saving medical care without requiring hospitalization. Implementation of VitalOn is expected to eventually lead to a reduction in rehospitalization rates, a shortening of hospital stays, and a significant shift of medical services out of hospitals and into patients' homes.
"Our close cooperation with Clalit and Sharan, and the excellent progress of the pilot, serves as an example of how more effective treatment can be provided to chronic patients by leveraging the latest advances in patient monitoring," said Dr. Haim Amir, CEO and Founder of the Essence Group. "These technologies can help hospitals address long-standing capacity issues and the new reality of living alongside the Covid-19 pandemic."