HealthTECH startup YouThisMe launches a new remote patient monitoring platform to assist and help seniors
YouThisMe, a mobile health technology startup, has launched a new remote patient monitoring platform designed for use with multiple patients in clinical and non-hospital medical settings that serve seniors. The new Multi-Patient software platform called UTM:RPM, allows physicians, physician assistants, nurses and other caregivers to gather vitals data and status questions from multiple patients while making rounds in settings such as skilled nursing facilities, assisted-living facilities, and senior housing communities.
The history of YouThisMe started way back in 2012 when Seth Lachterman, the developer of the proprietary and patented YouThisMe technology, felt that ordinary seemingly mundane messages and social media posts could cloak important private communications. He brought this idea to David Ackerman, a CPA and entrepreneur, who, as partner, brought in an invaluable group of interested parties to be advisors and managers. Cameron Melville, a musician and entrepreneur as well, became the final member of their triumvirate. He founded the philanthropic center, The Vortex LA. His family founded the philanthropic foundation, the Melville Charitable Trust.
In 2014, Columbia Memorial Hospital partnered with YouThisMe in launching their technology for Healthcare and HIPAA communications which has greatly broadened the reach of their offering. UTM:Healthcare is a self-contained communication app for hospitals, medical offices, nursing homes and hospice agencies. In October 2015, they received a U.S. Patent office for their core technology.
YouThisMe offers a seamless, secure, HIPAA-compliant, and simple-to-use remote patient monitoring system that allows patients to remain in their homes while giving providers essential information for managing chronic conditions and avoiding hospital readmissions. YouThisMe has a medical partnership with Columbia Memorial Health, a multi-specialty health care system based in Hudson, N.Y., and a technology partnership with OpenTeleHealth, a developer of cloud-based remote patient monitoring systems for health care providers in Europe and North America.
“The new Multi-Patient product has all of the features, functionality and HIPAA-compliant data security of our original UTM:RPM platform used by patients at home, under the remote supervision of a clinician – only now it has been enhanced to support multi-patient monitoring during room visits or medical examinations by clinicians,” said Seth Lachterman, partner and co-founder of YouThisMe. “We look forward to partnering with health care providers who are seeking simple, cost-efficient technology solutions to improve care coordination and reduce re-hospitalization rates.”
The UTM:RPM Multi-Patient platform is an app-based product compatible with certain tablet computers and handheld devices, such as iPads and iPhones, powered by iOS-based operating systems. Clinicians can enter patient data either manually or through Bluetooth-connected biometric devices such as digital blood pressure gauges and pulse oximeters.
“The UTM:RPM Multi-Patient platform has integrated seamlessly with our software and provides a simple way for a healthcare manager to efficiently interact with patients and gather vital health data,” said Kurt Lozier, co-founder of Somml Health, a collaborative software platform for sharing live patient data with clinical care teams and family members.