In the words of Kim, when a patient is discharged, the clinical staff has no idea what their status is at home. For the high-acuity patient population, this is a high-risk situation. With Seremedi’s mobile platform, the care team gains visibility into the patient’s status whereby they can follow up with the patient to see how much they are progressing or recovering. Based on the insights, the team can stratify the level of care needed and exchange information in real time—whether the medication needs to be changed, dosage to be altered, or new measures to be added as per the patient’s condition. “CareScriptions allows the care team to identify gaps early and promptly intervene to ensure that the patient is not re-hospitalized and is on the recovery path,” notes Seremedi’s CEO, Kim Bond Evans. The team can also make virtual visits via the telehealth platform and save patients the anxiety and inconvenience of coming back to the clinic.
More importantly, CareScriptions is highly configurable with existing workflows of clinical teams in hospitals.
CareScriptions allows the care team to identify gaps early and promptly intervene to ensure that the patient is not re-hospitalized
On the patients’ side, CareScriptions provides clear, easy-to-follow guidance instructions for patients whereby they can keep time-based alerts of what they need to do throughout the day. Typically, a lot of information is communicated to the patient at the time of discharge, which is oftentimes difficult to understand and retain. CareScriptions delivers this information in a simplified way enabling patients to understand and take necessary precautions. Here, Kim refers to a surgical oncology case scenario where the patient had undergone a liver resection. Before discharge, she received CareScriptions along with a 15-minutes training on the care guide and educational concepts regarding the imminent symptoms. On her way home, the patient felt some discomfort to the point that she signed into CareScriptions to verify if that was a critical symptom and shared it with her nurse. Through a virtual discussion over CareScriptions, the nurse was able to identify that her surgical drain was dislodged. Thereafter, she was taken back to the clinic where the problem was rectified.
In terms of future initiatives, the team at Seremedi is all set to introduce new functionalities to augment the experience for caregivers, mainly friends and families of patients. The company is already on its road to progress. As a Cedars-Sinai Accelerator powered by Techstars company, Seremedi is scheduled to launch a pilot with the Cedars Sinai Mechanical Circulatory Support team supporting patients and their families. Seremedi launched at MD Anderson, adding Houston Methodist and most recently Oklahoma University to its list of customers.