Allied Services unveils new patient care initiative utilizing remote monitoring technology from Somatix

Allied Services unveils new patient care initiative utilizing remote monitoring technology from Somatix

Photo ID: Atty. Bill Conaboy, President and CEO, announces the partnership with Somatix.

At a joint press conference held in Clarks Summit on November 3, 2021, Allied Services and Somatix announced a new partnership aimed at enhancing patient care and safety for vulnerable individuals served by the non-profit health system. 

Somatix is a provider of wearable-enabled, AI-powered Remote Patient Monitoring solutions for healthcare providers including those providing care in nursing homes, senior living facilities, subacute short-term care facilities, and at home.

Somatix’s technology allows for passive monitoring of a patient’s Activities of Daily Living. Users wear a smartwatch or smartband with patented gesture detection technology to detect hand movements and report on activities including walking, drinking, taking medication, sleeping, falling, smoking, and wandering. SafeBeing™ can detect and alert caregivers of dangers posed to elderly individuals and the data collected can provide valuable insights into a patient’s health for better-informed healthcare decisions. The platform includes a caretaker app for caregivers and family members to be alerted on the go.

Allied Services will begin utilizing Somatix’s wearable-assisted remote patient monitoring solution and SafeBeing™ platform with patients in a variety of care settings in Northeast and Central Pennsylvania. Allied Services currently provides care to more than 5,000 people each day with approximately 1,000 individuals receiving care in their own homes. It is anticipated that the technology will bring benefits for vulnerable individuals experiencing isolation due to income, age, or disability. Allied Services is the first healthcare partner in the world to utilize the Somatix SafeBeing™ system.

“As a health care system, we are dedicated to improving the lives of the individuals we serve,” said Attorney Bill Conaboy, President and CEO of Allied Services. “These investments in technology that support our staff in more personalized, responsive care, are part of that commitment to patient safety and quality of life.”

The first patient to use the system, Mr. Suprick, was present at the press conference with his family. Mr. Suprick is a Veteran of the Korean War. 

The roll-out of the program was made possible by a state grant.

“Allied Services, one of northeastern Pennsylvania’s leading healthcare providers, continues to pursue the highest level of care for its clients through an innovative new technology partnership with Somatix,” said State Senator John Yudichak. “With the assistance of a $50,000 state grant from the Department of Human Services, Allied and Somatix will be able to provide a technology platform to patients, especially our Veteran population in the region, with around-the-clock monitoring that allows for earlier detection of medical conditions before they become more severe.”

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