Medline and VitalTech Introduces Virtual Care and Remote Patient Monitoring to Physician Offices

Medline and VitalTech Introduces Virtual Care and Remote Patient Monitoring to Physician Offices

VitalTech is a virtual care and RPM platform that helps physicians improve patient care through continuous patient monitoring that provides real-time data to guide care management.

FREMONT, CA: Medline and VitalTech announced an exclusive agreement to bring virtual care and remote patient monitoring (RPM) solutions to the physician office market throughout the U.S. Telehealth adoption and usage by healthcare providers had grown significantly to offset a nearly 70 percent drop in in-person health care office visits.

VitalTech is a virtual care and RPM platform that helps physicians improve patient care through continuous patient monitoring that provides real-time data to guide care management. The HIPAA-compliant platform helps improve patient outcomes at a lower cost while reducing readmission rates, providing billing output for the new CMS RPM CPT codes, and tracking time spent with patients for auditing and billing purposes. Recent changes to CMS that relaxed regulatory requirements for telehealth have enabled physicians to offer more reimbursable virtual care options to patients.

"As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, it has strained the in-person relationship between patients and healthcare providers," says Steve Burns, executive vice president of alternate site sales at Medline. "Through this partnership with VitalTech, we want to make it easier for our customers to continue providing exceptional care to their patients by offering a solution that creates a genuine virtual care relationship."

The VitalTech RPM offers:

• Medical Device Integrations – Vitals can be collected through integrated Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) medical devices.

• Video & Messaging – Enables multi-user video calls for virtual check-in and connects patients to their healthcare providers, caregivers, and families.

• Nutrition & Medication – Medication reminder push alerts are available and nutritional data can be logged through voice inputs or barcode scanning.

• Ability to Manage Patients by Disease State – Patient-reported data enables practitioners to provide targeted care plans and helps identify patient risk factors. COPD, Heart Failure, Diabetes, Renal Failure, and Obesity are conditions that are managed well with RPM.

"Medline's nationwide scale and consultative relationships combined with our best-in-class remote monitoring platform will provide doctors and patients with a reliable solution for remote comprehensive care," says Ernie Lance, executive vice president of sales and marketing at VitalTech. "This is a great step forward for physician practices looking to provide effective and fast care to patients when COVID-19 or other health concerns restrict patient access to clinician facilities."