Reverse innovation is a hot topic right now. Healthcare systems in underserved and underdeveloped communities are seeing success with innovations and technology that are produced and designed with limited resources. Organizations within the Innovations in Healthcare network have taken a look at some of these products and scaled them to prosper within the United States. These are some of those organizations:
Access.mobile: Access.mobile is an intelligent, personalized mobile engagement solution designed for hospitals to effectively communicate with their patients. This easy-to-use and intuitive solution automates messages to patients enabling hospitals to visualize trends and patient engagement behaviors through the use of the solution’s advanced analytic feature. Access.mobile is engineering reverse innovation through a pilot at the Adventist Health White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles to facilitate effective communications between the hospital and its patients to ensure chronic health patients get access to preventative care and their medication.
AccuHealth: This tele-monitoring company offers virtual continuity of care for three main groups of patients: patients hospitalized in post-critical care, complex treatment patients, and chronic disease patients. AccuHealth provides these patients with portable technology kits that enable them to collect not only their own biometric data (including measures such as blood pressure, blood glucose, etc.), but also relevant subjective information through personalized questionnaires. AccuHealth then integrates the data gathered through these kits into a system that helps predict and avoid bad outcomes for patients. After validating their business model in Chile, AccuHealth expanded to Colombia and New Jersey. As part of their launch in a New Jersey hospital system, they manage up to 3,000 chronic disease patients constantly and another 8,000 patients as part of their population management approach.
Biofourmis: Biofourmis is reinventing remote patient monitoring that will increase patient outcomes and reduce re-admissions following discharge. Their proprietary AI technology identifies health deterioration weeks in advance of re-admission to a hospital. Ultimately, their goal is to be an integrated platform that actually reaches the patients, care teams, payers, and hospital providers. Biofourmis is in collaboration with Mayo Clinic, one of the leading hospitals in the US, to refine and validate a wearable biosensor-based diagnostic algorithms and alerts to predict heart failure events.
Noora Health: Noora Health works in collaboration with hospitals and local groups to turn hospital hallways and waiting rooms into classrooms, which enables family members to provide care in the hospital and at home. Thus, they are focused on creating customized training programs at hospitals and facilitating the training of patients and their families with high-impact skills to bridge the gap from hospital to home. To date, Noora Health has 25 programs running across India and has trained more 89,000 family members. Noora Health is currently expanding, recently piloting a training program for newborn care specifically targeting low birth weight infants. Noora Health also has programs in health systems in Northern California, including Stanford Hospital and Santa Clara Valley Medical Hospital. In the U.S. programs, data has shown a decrease in readmission rates, increased knowledge retention of caregivers, and increased patient satisfaction.