Our ConnectWell program leverages the power of the internet to improve patient health and reduce hospital costs.
What We Do
In partnership with a funder, a hospital, and a software provider, we provide a group of patients with:
- Free internet service
- A Wi-Fi enabled tablet
- Health management software
- Additional materials (as needed)
Patients log their health metrics periodically using the health management software. Their care providers remotely monitor their condition and provide virtual care.
In a 2016 study by the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Federal Communications Commission, 100 diabetic patients over six months received internet service and health monitoring software so their care providers could provide virtual care. The results: zero hospitalizations and emergency room visits leading to cost savings of more than $300,000 in six months.
For more information or to start a ConnectWell project, contact Ethan Green, Senior Manager for Shared Value Opportunities and Policy.