Cardiac high acuity monitoring
The Children’s High Acuity Monitoring Program (CHAMP®) is a dedicated, multi-disciplinary team that has been built to meet the needs of some of our most complex patients: babies who are born with complex congenital heart disease and are in the critical period between birth and surgery. Complex congenital heart disease include conditions like hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), heterotaxy syndrome, tricuspid atresia, hypoplastic right heart syndromes, along with staged repairs for Tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary stenosis/pulmonary atresia.
These infants with complex congenital heart disease and their families receive support with home monitoring provided by the CHAMP team. An important part of our home monitoring program is our proprietary Children’s High Acuity Monitoring Program (CHAMP®) app, which is connected to a central database.
Families can use the app on their own device(s) or we provide families with a device for use at home. The app enables nearly-instantaneous, in-home monitoring and improves communication during this vulnerable time.
In 2017, Children's Mercy was honored as a recipient of a Microsoft Health Innovation Award, which recognizes health organizations for using Microsoft devices and services in innovative ways that help engage patients, empower care teams, optimize clinical and operational effectiveness, and transform the care continuum.