Remote Patient Monitoring: How the Practice Saves Lives

Patients with chronic diseases experience highs and lows for metrics such as blood sugar levels, heart rate and blood pressure — with those numbers liable to rise to dangerous levels with very little warning.

And yet, these patients typically only see their physicians between one and four times per year, leaving scant opportunity to measure their health indicators and assess their condition.

This was the case made Tuesday by Stephen Samson, CEO of Accuhealth Technologies, at Splunk’s .conf19 in Las Vegas. By using Splunk to power its remote patient monitoring platform (called “Evelyn”) the company is able to not only measure larger trends in patients’ health indicators but also to intervene when a metric indicates signs of trouble.