Mobile app cuts emergency room visits by half for segment of local patients (London Free Press)
November 29, 2018
SWO Angels’ Investee, Sensory Technologies is getting some attention!
Southwestern Ontario’s regional health care administrator says a mobile app that connects nurses with in-home personal support workers in real time has cut emergency room visits by half – and the agency is looking for other patient populations to use the software.
New data from the South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) – the provincial super-agency that allocates health care dollars in much of Southwestern Ontario from Lake Erie to Tobermory – said the iPhone app has reduced emergency room visits by 50 per cent and hospital re-admission rates by 42 per cent among home care patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).