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Humana Cares Implements Telehealth Initiative from Trapollo

The program links Humana members with heart conditions to nurses via a GE/Intel platform.

Humana Cares, a division of Louisville, Ky.-based health insurer Humana, has placed more than 1,600 interactive remote monitoring devices to monitor Humana Medicare members living with congestive heart failure.

Sterling, Va.-based Trapollo installed the Health Guide devices from GE and Intel, which allow RNs to track key vital signs daily. Rollout began in January of last year and also includes A & D Medical blood pressure monitor and weight scale peripherals.

In addition to the devices, Trapollo provides data integration, project management, customer and technical support, asset management, clinician training and program financing.

"Partnering with Trapollo has allowed our nurses to focus on the important clinical issues while Trapollo managed the logistics of installing the equipment in our members' homes as well as training them and providing technical support to all of us," Kate Marcus, program manager for Humana Cares, says in a statement. "We are further delighted that our members have responded so positively when rating their install, and training experiences."

Nathan Golia is senior editor of Insurance & Technology. He joined the publication in 2010 as associate editor and covers all aspects of the nexus between insurance and information technology, including mobility, distribution, core systems, customer interaction, and risk ... View Full Bio

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