Intermountain Healthcare and digital specialty care firm Story Well being introduced a strategic partnership to permit the well being system’s sufferers with coronary heart failure to entry care outdoors the clinic.
Calif.-based Story Well being gives telehealth, well being coaches, AI and related gadgets to deal with sufferers with coronary heart failure at house. It additionally lets medical doctors entry affected person knowledge and obtain personalised suggestions based mostly on a doctor’s historic prescribing patterns.
As a part of the partnership, Intermountain clinicians and the well being tech firm’s coaches will collaborate to offer personalised therapy to sufferers and monitor treatment entry and adherence between visits.
The coaches will act because the go-between for sufferers and their suppliers, monitoring affected person progress and answering questions through textual content, electronic mail or name.
“Sufferers have lengthy journeys with their well being, and a major a part of that journey takes place after they depart the clinician’s workplace,” Tom Stanis, CEO and cofounder of Story Well being, mentioned in an announcement. “Our resolution combines the most recent AI-integrated digital well being file expertise with actual well being coaches to straight determine and handle probably the most disruptive obstacles to a disconnected affected person journey. Story Well being is happy to be partnering with Intermountain to remodel steady take care of sufferers.”
THE LARGER TREND
Story Well being acquired $22.6 million in Sequence A funding final yr, which the corporate mentioned it could use to increase its attain into the cardiology area. The funding got here after the corporate launched with a $4 million seed funding spherical in late 2020.
In October, Intermountain Healthcare introduced a partnership with autonomous drone supply firm Zipline to ship prescriptions and medical merchandise to sufferers within the Salt Lake Valley space of Utah.