Living on the Edge Part II

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In early December, CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) announced a new regional value-based care model in a news release. The move towards value-based care is gaining momentum, and hospital systems are exploring how to best ensure they are on the forefront of implementing technology to embrace the transition.

“The need to strengthen the Medicare program by moving to a system that aligns financial incentives to pay for keeping people healthy has long been a priority,” CMS Administrator Seema Verma says in the release. “This model allows participating entities to build integrated relationships with healthcare providers and invest in population health in a region to better coordinate care, improve quality, and lower the cost of care for Medicare beneficiaries in a community.”

One way that hospital systems can invest in population health is by Living on the Edge. (Sounds contradictory, doesn’t it?) As noted in our last blog post, BraveHeart has developed the only wearable patch that is designed with an integrated neural network chip to enable Edge Computing. That means more data can be processed on the patch, and lightning-fast speeds are possible. It also means that there are 3 points of insertion for machine learning algorithms in the BraveHeart platform: on the device; in the app; and in the cloud. 

For hospitals, this provides myriad paths to enable AI for earlier detection of potential health issues. Early detection generally means better outcomes, and that helps hospitals to achieve their goal of keeping people healthy. By collaborating with BraveHeart, hospitals may ultimately be increasing their revenue streams.