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Retail thrives in the hospital

Ochsner Health System

The O Bar

When Ochsner Health System introduced the O Bar, they were among the first to pilot the idea of a “genius bar” in a healthcare setting. The semi-retail space showcases and sells the latest in interactive and connected health technology to help patients and their care team better manage their condition. Technology specialists staff the O Bar and can  answer any question or even just help patients download the device apps. We partnered with Ochsner to distribute the Nokia BPM to their patients. 

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Healthcare is undergoing the biggest transformation in its history. The needs of the population are changing and now we have new technologies to meet the needs of people. At Ochsner, we are doing everything we can to engage patients and improve lives through innovative platforms.”

Richard Milani, MD, Clinical Transformation Officer, Ochsner Health System

Solving healthcare's biggest challenges

Stanford Medicine X

Chronic diseases and connected devices 

Nokia launched a joint initiative with Stanford Medicine X to spark scholarly research activity on chronic diseases that could be managed using connected devices. The top eight finalists include:

1. Wearables and Innovation in Heart Disease Management with John Hopkins;
2. The Trajectories in Post-Operative Pain with Washington University;
3. The Sleep Quality in Juvenile Onset Psychosis Study with Boston Children’s Hospital;
4. Activity Trackers and Diabetes Outcomes with Merck;
5. Physical Actvity and Slow Cognitive Impairment with DTU; 
6. Tracking Symptoms and MS Adherence Rates with Global Pharma Company;
7. The Linking Physical Activity, Sleep and Cognition Study with Technical University of Denmark; and
8. Post-Partum Depression with Tibi Research.

While each study is examining vastly different clinical areas, the teams are looking to uncover how patient-generated data can transform healthcare.

Motivating our interest in digital and mobile health is the chance to empower patients, create higher-value care, and improve outcomes. We know so much about what makes people healthier and it's time to do a better job implementing what we know."

Seth Martin, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Changing the narrative on post-acute stroke

HUS - The Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa

Post-acute stroke pilot

Currently, patients have a 30% chance of being hospitalized again in the next 3 months after a first stroke. That's why Nokia partnered with the HUS neurology department to build a remote monitoring solution to track patients vital signs continuously and prevent future accidents. With over 14,000 patients visiting Meilahti Hospital's Neurological Outpatient Clinic in Helsinki every year, the collaboration will enable input from HUS clinicians and patients to improve the quality and effectiveness of Nokia Technologies' remote patient monitoring solutions, all while driving meaningful patient outcomes.

At HUS, we see tremendous value in collaborating with innovate companies like Nokia to help the development of research-based knowledge into technologies that can drive more effective, personalized care for our patients.”

Nina Forss, Head of Department of Neurology, HUS

Reversing CHF fortunes

Brockton Hospital

Monitoring chronic heart failure 

Nokia collaborated with our partner iGetBetter and conducted a pilot study with Brockton Hospital to manage patients with CHF. Patients received Nokia’s weight scale and wireless blood pressure cuff. Data from the devices was integrated through iGetBetter, where the care coordinator would measure and record the patients’ vital signs. The aim of the pilot was to reduce readmission rates and excessive use of emergency department resources.

Patient Outcomes:

81%

Fewer ED admissions.

92%

Fewer inpatient encounters.

68%

Fewer cardiology visits.

There is a great need for innovative approaches to relieve symptoms for patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Disease manifestations can vary significantly on a day to day, and even minute to minute basis, but contemporary practice has not adapted to this aspect of disease.”

Neal Lakdawala, MD, Cardiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital