Connected Health Case Study: Hackensack ACO - Remote Patient Monitoring for Chronic Disease

The Hackensack Alliance ACO serves a large 40,000 patient population, many of which are elderly, disabled, and living with chronic disease. When managing this many patients, ACOs need an efficient and effective method for monitoring and caring for outpatients to avoid costly readmissions.

With this issue in mind, Hackensack ACO piloted an outpatient, mobile disease monitoring and management tool for patients to use in their own homes. The ACO’s goals were to 1) evaluate the impact of nurse-directed patient education on patient self-management of their chronic diseases, 2) evaluate the extent 30-day hospital readmissions decreased as a result of patient disease self-management using a 4G android tablet.