April 16, 2020

New application helps clinicians monitor patients with symptom tracking for COVID-19 patients 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Today, Caravan Health announced the initial beta launch of a COVID-19 patient engagement application in one of its rural client sites in California. This is the latest tool helping clinicians deliver virtual care services from the nation’s leader in accountable care and population health programs. 

In January of this year, Caravan Health acquired Wellpepper, a Seattle-based technology company that has developed an award-winning patient engagement platform used across major health systems. As the nation grappled with COVID-19 and new virtual service regulatory changes, Caravan Health accelerated its work with the patient engagement platform to provide its clients with tools to manage and monitor COVID-19-related cases more effectively.  

“Our teams have worked diligently to develop and fine tune this patient engagement tool to ensure it is reliable and user-friendly. We believe this innovative technology will help patients stay in touch with their care teams to monitor COVID-like conditions remotely during this public health emergency,” commented Tim Gronniger, CEO and President of Caravan Health. 

The application enables clinicians to send a daily, comprehensive account of potential COVID-19 symptoms to their Medicare patients. Patients can self-report their temperature, communicate social determinants of health, and request a follow up phone call. Clinicians can track their patient’s reports directly through the application more efficiently without having to wade through excel spreadsheets and individual notes. The technology also helps to protect patients and providers from unnecessary risk. 

Caravan Health is committed to helping providers and community health systems navigate the COVID-19 public health crisis. Each week, the company hosts free, educational webinars to help clinicians and providers stay informed to the latest information. Topics have included primary care, virtual care best practices, and new regulatory changes which are also made available on its COVID-19 resource page. Please visit caravanhealth.com/covid-19 to learn more. 

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