Remote Monitoring Company Biofourmis Launches Its Chronic Condition Management Platform
Biofourmis has launched its Biofourmis Care technology-enabled care management service for health care systems and health plans that delivers remote care for individuals with chronic conditions. The program provides a virtual care team, health navigators, decision support for clinical professionals, and automated medication management. Consumers receive a wearable sensor that captures and communicates multiple physiologic signals into the Biofourmis Care software.
The Biofourmis Care platform currently supports five virtual care programs: heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, lipid management, and atrial fibrillation. The technology platform facilitates care coordination across care settings and provider organizations and supports user communications with the care team. Biovitals, the Biofourmis artificial intelligence-powered predictive analytics engine, analyzes the data from the consumer wearables. The platform has three elements:
- Care@Home which offers virtual care programs across a wide range of clinical conditions.
- Hospital@Home for acute conditions, remote management for post-discharge care, and virtual specialty care for long-term chronic disease management. The platform can co-manage multiple chronic diseases at once, tailor the intensity and cadence of services delivered to match the severity of the illness, and integrate personalized information to individualize automated medication initiation and titration algorithms.
- A user app that allows individuals to communicate with their dedicated clinical care team via text, talk or video call.
The platform is supplemented by a care team composed of health navigators, who are frontline care coordinators, and a multidisciplinary team of licensed clinical professionals, including physicians, nurses, and advanced practice clinical professionals. The virtual care teams partner with the consumer’s pre-existing, on-the-ground primary and specialty care professionals.
There are multiple points of entry into the Biofourmis Care service; it supports the transition from hospitalization to home or directly from an ambulatory setting in the course of a visit with a primary care or specialty care clinical professional.
After the consumer returns home, the health navigator reviews and responds to notifications from the platform, and serves as the consumer’s first resource for clinical concerns or technical troubleshooting. The health navigator also triages and escalates concerns to the appropriate primary care professional, who then provides higher level clinical expertise as needed. The electronic health record (EHR) is updated accordingly.
Biofourmis, based in Boston, is a health technology company. The company develops and delivers virtual care and clinically validated digital prescription therapeutics.