Zane Networks, a provider in healthcare transformation services and a certified Management Service Organization (MSO), and Smart Meter, a supplier of remote patient monitoring (RPM) solutions, announced their collaboration to bring an integrated telehealth/RPM network to healthcare providers within the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI).

The goal of the collaboration is to improve the quality of care and expand access to services offered to vulnerable populations within the U.S. Virgin Islands community.

The experience that Zane Networks brings includes working closely with state and district government under Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and COVID public health will support the successful deployment of the Telehealth/RPM Network. The company has successfully deployed and managed deployments including emergency state-funded projects to help healthcare organizations with the following initiatives:

·         Incorporate telehealth devices and remote patient monitoring into existing workflows

·         Assess practice workflow and billing methods to better utilize telehealth/RPM

·         Develop and integrate telehealth and RPM technologies

·         Leverage local Health Information Exchange information for virtual visits

·         Increase efficiency using telehealth/RPM during public health emergencies

·         Utilize telehealth to improve transitions of care from hospital to nursing home

“Our plan is to support healthcare organizations in the USVI to leverage telehealth and SmartMeter RPM technologies and devices to increase access to care beyond traditional healthcare settings, engage patients and exchange health data to better coordinate care,” says Luigi Leblanc, vice president of technology at Zane Networks.

Meanwhile, Smart Meter will provide the cellular-enabled devices the offer secure testing data using a Private Data Network for RPM to help achieve project goals.

Healthcare organizations throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands can support their patient’s disease management programs with patient friendly home-based monitoring devices, the company’s say. The ease of use aims to support improved patient adherence to care plan instructions leading to improved outcomes and higher patient satisfaction.

“We are thrilled to be collaborating with Zane Networks to deliver our high-quality devices, reliable data, and exceptional service to facilitate care in the USVI,” says Casey Pittock, chief executive officer of Smart Meter. “We have simplified the workflows to deploy and manage remote patient monitoring so our customers can focus on transforming healthcare for patients.”