Children’s Wisconsin Remotely Monitoring Pediatric Patients via Xealth and Locus Health


Pediatric healthcare system uses digital health platform to bring remote patient monitoring (RPM) into the clinician workflow

Children’s Wisconsin, the state’s only independent healthcare system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children, is using Xealth’s digital health platform system-wide to virtually connect care teams and pediatric patients post-hospital discharge with Locus Health’s remote patient monitoring (RPM) solution.

“Having the ability to monitor our patients once they leave the hospital is remarkable. Our use of this platform and solution is in the early days, and we are already seeing improved outcomes — from avoiding an unnecessary emergency room visit, to being able to wean from the ventilator faster, or have a feeding tube removed sooner,” said Kimberly Cronsell, MD, associate chief medical officer and medical director for Digital Health & Experience for Children’s Wisconsin. “This is helping us provide better care to our patients, amplify our parents’ and caregivers’ ability to care for their children, streamline provider and care team workflows, and ultimately, improve clinical outcomes.”

Extended hospital stays after a procedure place a strain on children and their families. With an initial focus on cardiology, enteral feeding and patients with tracheostomy vents, Children’s Wisconsin is leveraging Locus Health’s pediatric RPM solution, delivered via Xealth’s digital health platform, to enhance the hospital’s ability to monitor select pediatric patients post-discharge, enabling tailored care plans, quicker interventions, and better outcomes for young patients. Integration into the EHR brings the program into clinical workflows, ensuring that care teams have instant access to vital health data.

“Children recover better at home, and parents with kids in the hospital are stretched thin juggling additional children, plus home and work obligations,” said Kirby Farrell, CEO of Locus Health. “Locus Health gives them the comforts of home along with the close connection to their providers to monitor their progress. We are excited to work with Children’s Wisconsin and Xealth to help children get better where they do best – at home.”

By leveraging Xealth’s digital health platform to centralize digital health assets and tools within the EHR, Children’s Wisconsin’s care teams can digitally order, monitor and measure the use of these materials, providing transparency in the adoption and effectiveness of the program.

“Few situations disrupt a family as much as a sick child in the hospital — children experience better outcomes when they can recover at home,” said Mike McSherry, CEO and co-founder of Xealth. “Remote monitoring allows patients to leave the hospital sooner and get better where they are more comfortable, while providing the care team with immediate and convenient access to the appropriate vitals. By offering Locus Health through Xealth, Children’s Wisconsin helps families and deepens the connection between patients and care teams — both within and beyond the facility walls.”

In March 2023, Xealth and Children’s Wisconsin announced the healthcare system’s use of Xealth’s digital health platform system-wide to integrate patient education and custom content into care team workflows. This enables faster and easier distribution of consistent communications across locations, providing patients and their families with timely access to reliable information.