NEWS - eHealthNews.nz editor Rebecca McBeth
21 November 2023
An initiative called Piki Te Ora is piloting remote patient monitoring (RPM) with 60 participants in four communities across the motu using a newly developed app to gather and share their health information.
Te Whatu Ora and Te Aka Whai Ora are partnering on the project to support people with long-term health conditions to stay well in the community and empower participants to take an active role in managing their health.
Te Aka Whai Ora has invested $2.3 million into four pilots with 15 users each located in Te Tai Tokerau - Northland, Te Tai Rāwhiti-Gisborne, Matakaoa - East Coast, and Whare Kauri - Chatham Islands. The trials will run for two years.
Participants use a mobile application called Piki Te Ora to input and upload their personal and health information from a range of devices that monitor things like vital signs, symptoms, and use of medication.