Mobile Health Innovation Center (mHIC)

TATRC Hosts Virtual Medical Centers to Discuss Remote Health Monitoring for Diabetic Patients

November 8, 2018  |  Download PDF

Photo of mCare app with diabetes monitor

In early August, TATRC’s Mobile Health Innovation Center (mHIC) in Fort Gordon, GA, hosted representatives from both of the Virtual Medical Centers (VMEDCEN)s located at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, to discuss leveraging mHIC’s Mobile Health Care Environment (MHCE) system and its secure mobile app, mCare, as an interim solution for remote health monitoring (RHM) of diabetic patients.

During the visit, LTC Jennifer Stowe from the BAMC VMEDCEN and CDR Vinh Mai from the National Capital Region MEDCEN were on hand to learn more about the existing RHM capabilities and the differences between the existing research pilots at Nellis Air Force Base and Madigan Army Medical Center and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center (DDEAMC) Endocrinology pilot efforts to date.

The meeting was highly collaborative and addressed many of the logistical questions and software features of the existing system. The discussion also included an in-depth, hands on demonstration, and more detailed reviews of the current MHCE system features.

Existing workflows for enrollment and sustained use of the system and lessons learned to date from the 3 pilot efforts were also explored.

Finally, the specific metrics and how to collect them from inside the MHCE system and other enterprise sources were discussed, with the TATRC and DDEAMC team providing the VMEDCEN POCs with input for consideration.

Ms. Jeanette Little, the Lab Manager for TATRC’s mHIC stated, “The overall meeting was quite productive, and set a positive tone for future collaboration and partnership in achieving an FY19 implementation at both sites.”

This article was published in the November 2018 issue of the TATRC Times.