Pursuant Health Joins PricewaterhouseCoopers and University of Texas System for Launch of Project DOC in Rio Grande Valley
Pursuant Health is excited to announce that the Company will be working with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Institute for Health Transformation (IHT) at the University of Texas System for the launch of Project Diabetes Obesity Control (DOC) in the lower Rio Grande Valley. For this project, Pursuant Health’s highly-accessible health kiosk network will be utilized as a data collection platform that will connect patients’ biometric information to their health providers.
Although Project DOC begins with the intention to become a widespread healthcare initiative, the initial launch will take place in the Rio Grande Valley. The Rio Grande Valley is disproportionately affected with a large percentage of diabetics and shortage of physicians, making it an overburdened region with major unmet medical needs.
Project DOC will commence in August 2016 with the distribution of 250 cards with specialized access codes to eligible participants in Rio Grande Valley. Project DOC providers will give these cards to diabetic patients with instructions to visit the Pursuant Health kiosk at their closest Walmart pharmacy for biometric screenings. Once at the kiosk, the patient will scan their specialized card, complete the necessary HIPAA authorization and complete a series of biometric tests including blood pressure, weight, Body Mass Index (BMI) and Visual Acuity. This biometric data will then be securely transmitted to the patient’s EMR, allowing for their provider to access the latest health data points.
In addition to being an efficient, seamless way for providers to collect critical health data for at-risk patients, the Pursuant Health kiosk is an effective engagement tool for individuals who may not have regular access to quality healthcare. The convenient, widely-accessible and self-service nature of the kiosk encourages high usage, which is especially important for the diabetic population in the Rio Grande Valley. By including Pursuant Health kiosks in Project DOC, patients with diabetes will have an easy method for engaging in their health and tracking their individual data over time.
With a national network that has a free, self-service kiosk within 10 miles of 79% of the US population, Pursuant Health’s platform is an ideal solution for entities that seek to engage at-risk individuals, improve outcomes for those with chronic conditions and collect valuable clinical data for patients. By working with PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Institute for Health Transformation at the University of Texas System, Pursuant Health will take a significant step in becoming a leading health data company.