Montefiore & Einstein Team with MonitorMe™ to Investigate Use of Remote Patient Monitoring

Montefiore & Einstein Team with MonitorMe™ to Investigate Use of Remote Patient Monitoring

Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine launched a study to evaluate if Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) is a more effective, efficient and ultimately superior approach to caring for COVID-19 patients in a bid to better track and flag individuals at risk for infection progression. Led by Jonathan D. Leff, MD, FASE, vice chair (Montefiore and Einstein) and Singh Nair, MD, the study involves 150 people monitored by a care team. The prestigious Bronx academic medical centers partnered telehealth provider MonitorMe for this effort. The ultimate goal is more ambitious: the development of an algorithm that helps predict which COVID-19 patients need early intervention.

Study Goal

Although most cases of COVID-19 (e.g. SARS-CoV-2 infection) are mild and simply require staying at home, bed rest (similar to caring for a flu), some scenarios merit the involvement of medical professionals—a  care team. For example, some patients, for whatever reason, need more hands-on attention. Whether its an elderly person, one that simply prefers to interact more with health professionals while ill or in some cases individuals actually don’t notice the initial s...

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