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Remote Patient Care Monitoring

September 1, 2021, Bastrop, LA

CommuniHealth Services, through funding by the Living Well Foundation, is enhancing its virtual care services. This grant will provide a nurse to enroll patients into the Virtual Care Program.  This program will use remote patient monitoring devices that will provide real-time information to the patient’s provider.  Katie Parnell, CEO for CommuniHealth Services, stated, “Due to the unprecedented COVID--19 pandemic, telehealth services have become fundamentally essential by providing access to care, reducing exposure for staff and patients, preserving scarce supplies of personal protective equipment, and reducing patient demand on facilities.  With the assistance provided by the Living Well Foundation, we will be able to provide remote patient care monitoring services.”

The goal of this project is to optimize the use of telehealth and remote patient monitoring devices to increase access to care for patients with uncontrolled hypertension or diabetes.  Patients will learn to self-monitor their chronic conditions, connect with their provider more often, and see an improvement in their overall health outcomes.

The funds received from the Living Well Foundation will cover expenses to get the program initiated.  Alice Prophit, President/CEO of Living Well Foundation, added, “The Foundation is pleased to work with CommuniHealth Services o provide safe access to care during the pandemic and ongoing, especially for the effects on patients’ health and well-being, as well as for the professional staff of CommuniHealth Services.”

The Living Well Foundation is a non-profit public charity dedicated to enhancing the health, wellness, and quality of life in northeast Louisiana.  Founded in 2006, the Living Well Foundation serves the residents of Caldwell, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, and Union Parishes.  For more information about the Foundation, visit www.livingwellfoundation.net.

If you would like more information about this project, please call Katie Parnell, CEO, at 318-239-8015 or email Katie Parnell at katie.parnell@communihealth.org.