Pilot and Feasibility Deployment of an Advanced Remote Monitoring Platform for COVID-19 in Long-term Care Facilities

Jessica R. Walter MD; Dong-hyun Kim BA; Daniel Myers BA; Marc Hill BA; Brooke Snoll BA; Jong Yoon Lee BA; Elena Kulikova BA; Katherine Fagan BA, MA; Raclyn Cauinian BS; Lily Nguyen BA; Mark Shapiro PhD; Fernanda Heitor MD; Katherine T. O'Brien MD; Shuai Xu MD


J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022;70(4):968-971. 

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Twenty-two patients (median age 84 years old; 65–95 years) enrolled between January 27 and May 13, 2021. Hypertensive (66%) and neurocognitive disorders (55%) were common. Eighty-seven gigabytes of data were collected from 2738 monitoring hours. Participants completed an average of six sessions (131 total sessions, averaging 161 h or ~ 6 days per participant). Figure 1B demonstrates the system's outputs. Patient and population-level summary statistics are generated, including HR, RR, SpO,[2] blood pressure, snoring, cough, and fall events. No adverse events or data transfer failures occurred. Overall, 45% of participants reported remote monitoring made them feel safer, while 61% felt it provided helpful information for their physicians. A total of 55% described sensor use as easy or very easy, with 61% preferring the ANNE One system to wired hospital monitors.