Sanford Fargo to offer remote patient monitoring service
Aug. 9, 2023
Sanford Health Media Relations
FARGO, N.D. – Sanford Health Fargo is offering remote monitoring to help patients stay healthy from the comfort of their home.
Sanford CareSignal allows patients to stay in contact with their care team between appointments. This new service lets the patient self-report symptoms either via phone call or text message and helps reduce avoidable hospital admissions. There is no cost to enroll for eligible participants. Interested patients will be enrolled by their clinician. Once enrolled, CareSignal will reach out with a phone call to help the patient opt in to the program.
Sanford CareSignal helps monitor:
• Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
• Type 2 Diabetes
• Heart failure
• Recovery after discharge from the hospital or emergency department.
“We are excited to roll out this new program to patients in our Fargo region,” said Lindsay Daniels, Sanford Health system executive director, care management. “We want our patients to have access to health care whenever they need it. This will help patients self-manage their health care and be confident in the decisions they are making as it pertains to their health. The health and safety of our patients is our number one priority.”
Once enrolled in the program, patients will receive automated phone calls or text messages to check in and monitor their health. If they respond that symptoms are not improving, a care team member will follow up with additional support. Participating in Sanford CareSignal only takes a few minutes each week, and participants can chose a time to be contacted.
Sanford CareSignal does not replace any communications you already have with your care team. Call 911 if you are having an emergency or 988 for the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.
About Sanford Health
Sanford Health, the largest rural health system in the United States, is dedicated to transforming the health care experience and providing access to world-class health care in America’s heartland. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization serves more than one million patients and 220,000 health plan members across 250,000 square miles. The integrated health system has 47 medical centers, 2,800 Sanford physicians and advanced practice providers, 170 clinical investigators and research scientists, more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations and world clinics in 8 countries around the globe. Learn more about Sanford Health’s commitment to shaping the future of rural health care across the lifespan at sanfordhealth.org or Sanford Health News.