COVID-19 has caused many in the healthcare industry to rethink the ways in which they operate. NBC's WCSH Station recently aired a story about the telehealth revolution and the many ways in which Senscio Systems' Ibis Program is at the forefront of it. CLICK HERE to watch the feature and read the article.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, physician assistant students at the University of New England were unable to visit and study in hospitals and doctors offices as planned. Luckily, Senscio Systems teamed up with students to provide them an interactive learning experience where they worked directly with patients. CLICK HERE to hear from students as well as our own Chief Health Officer Dr. Claus Hamann about this innovative program.
A new guest column piece, written by Senscio Systems' own Piali De and Claus Hamann, was recently featured in the Portland Press Herald. The article begins by discussing the risks, caused by COVID-19, which are now facing Maine's elder community, especially those living in senior housing facilities. It goes on to explain the importance of self-management of health and the many ways in which telehealth systems, such as the Ibis Program, are a necessity during this crisis. CLICK HERE to read the full article.
The Ibis Program has added a screening for COVID-19 symptoms. With that addition, Ibis is now providing a safety net for many who are at risk of complications from COVID-19 infections. To enable more members to quickly get Ibis with COVID -19 screening, Senscio is mailing members a tablet pre-loaded with the COVID-19 screening protocol along with a thermometer and a pulse ox monitor.
The Portland Press Herald wrote about our new offering and what it means to Mainers.
MaineBiz wrote about our growing presence in Maine.
WMTW Channel 8 in Maine profiled the important work that we are doing with monitoring COVID-19 symptoms among our at-risk Senior population.
Senscio Systems is proud to have partnered with Arete Rehabilitation of Salem, New Hampshire. Through this collaboration, we hope to improve the dynamics of communication and chronic health monitoring by integrating IbisCare technology into the framework of Arete's rehabilitation program. Specialists and support groups from both parties will take action in helping patients manage and address changes in their health. Click here to read more about this innovative partnership.
Senscio Systems is honored to be part of a collaborative, headed by University of Maine's Center on Aging, along with the Eastern Area Agency on Aging and St. Joseph’s Healthcare. The Administration for Community Living has recently awarded this collective a $750,000 grant to pursue a new nutritional program. The project's goal is to use innovative technology, diet plans, and in-home care management to improve the nutrition and health of older adults living with chronic health conditions. Click here to read more about this project and its impacts on the community.
On October 1st, 2019, a group of experts from the fields of telehealth and care management were hosted by Boston's Healthtech Build. The members of the panel discussed the many obstacles involved in providing effective treatments for those living with chronic health conditions. Among the speakers was Senscio Systems' CEO Piali De, who discussed, among other topics, the disadvantages of episodic care in comparison to continuous care. Click here to read the full summary of the event.
While living with complex health, it is not uncommon to be prescribed a set of medications that all together are not best for the patient. It can be hard to track each medication and its effects. Even more difficult is having to discuss side issues with a clinician. NPR has published an article which helps to provide ways in which patients can approach their doctors about their troublesome prescriptions (click here). The Ibis Program tracks all medications that its members take. When new medications are prescribed, a clinician or a pharmacist looks at the total medication plan with an eye towards better alternatives. It is a good start to addressing the overmedication and adverse effects problems.
A boom in remote online healthcare is just around the corner. However, some of Maine's more rural areas are experiencing issues in broadband coverage and overall internet infrastructure, which is creating obstacles for the growth of telehealth. This problem is detailed in the Portland Press Herald's article, "Maine Still Waiting for Internet Health Care Revolution." Despite these challenges, Senscio Systems chooses to view this issue as an opportunity rather than a dilemma. We have been working with Redzone Wireless to expand internet coverage to more rural regions of Maine, helping to provide online care to residents who were previously left with no telehealth options.