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Remote Patient Monitoring for Cardiology

Kencor provides ongoing remote chronic care management (CCM) services to cardiology patients, including patient monitoring, virtual check-ins, and prescription reminders.

Patients are provided with a kit that facilitates home measurement of their vitals. The regularly measured vitals are wirelessly transmitted to the patient's profile that can then be easily viewed by physicians at any time.

Why Remote Patient Monitoring for Cardiology?

Chronic Care Management (CCM) services are essential in a majority of cardiology patients. The traditional route of providing CCM services through frequent in-office visits for follow-ups can be time-consuming and difficult for both patients and physicians. 

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) increases the odds of early detection of abnormalities and early interventions, leading to better outcomes, reduced rates of hospital admission, and shorter hospital stays.

Remote Patient Monitoring For Cardiology Providers

Kencor’s innovative RPM platform benefit providers in the following ways

Active Patient Engagement

With SAMi™, patients can report any symptoms such as chest discomfort, dyspnea on exertion, or edema of the legs that may indicate worsening heart failure or angina. All patient-reported data can then be viewed and analyzed by the care team, enabling physicians to take timely action. This approach also ensures active communication between the patient and physician, preventing under-reporting of essential medical information, and reducing missed diagnoses.

Improve Patient Adherence To Treatment

Many complications in cardiology are a direct consequence of poor patient adherence to treatment. With Kencor’s combined Remote Patient Monitoring and telehealth solution, patients’ adherence to care plans can be monitored on a regular basis. This enables better insight into patient progress and allows physicians to make further interventions as needed.

Monitor Patient Status On A Regular Basis

With Kencor’s vital monitoring kit, patients’ blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation, respiratory rate, and body weight can all be remotely measured and uploaded into the patient’s database via wireless transmission. Clinicians can view a patient’s vitals over a long duration which gives a better understanding of the patient’s progress and general status.

Enables Timely Interventions

With SAMi’s daily patient monitoring and frequent patient check-ins, any needed interventions or changes to treatment can be made early by the physician, before the patient’s condition worsens. Early intervention reduces rates of readmission and improves patient outcomes.

More Convenient CCM

Chronic Care Management services for cardiology patients in a hospital setting requires patients to attend frequent follow-ups for general status examination, regular vitals assessment, and treatment-response evaluation. But with Kencor, all of these checks can be done remotely from the comfort of the patient’s home. This saves physicians time, enabling them to provide better quality and more comprehensive care.

Receive Daily Patient Updates

Kencor evaluates and analyzes recorded medical data for all of a care team’s patients and prepares a triaged list for physician review. Colours are used to indicate priority and physicians and healthcare providers are able to quickly review all patient-generated medical data at once.

Develop Personalized Care Plans

With individual patient profiles and medical records, SAMi™ can aid physicians in analyzing patient-reported health data to develop a personalized care plans. Physicians can also augment care plans with HD video calls through SAMi’s telehealth functionality. Video appointments can be used to evaluate physical signs, such as facial edema, and to provide a personal element to care plans. Joint decision-making and active communication with patients can drastically improve patient adherence to treatment and foster better outcomes.

Remote Patient Monitoring for Cardiology Patients

Remote Patient Management can reduce the mortality rates of cardiovascular diseases in patients. In cardiology patients, RPM can be modulated to fit the needs of each patient based on their condition.

Lowers mortality rates, emergency visits, and hospital readmission rates

Clinical outcomes for cardiology patients are better overall in patients receiving RPM services, as evidenced by multiple studies. This is a result of improved patient adherence to treatment, timely interventions, and decreased incidence of life-threatening events. 

Reduces need for hospital admissions and emergency room visits

In patients suffering from heart diseases, continuous monitoring at home, combined with regular communication between patients and caregivers reduces the incidence of complications arising from lack of compliance to medications or poor comprehension regarding treatment plans.

Better control of blood pressure

In large-scale studies, patients with hypertension have been shown to achieve better control over both systolic and diastolic pressure using RPM, than with traditional care systems or self-monitoring. This positive impact was even more pronounced in patients who used long-term RPM services. 

Enhances patient engagement

Adequate management of cardiac conditions requires patients to take an active role in their treatment with a clear understanding of their condition and management plans, which can only be achieved by regular communication between patients and care providers. RPM enables patients to be in touch with their care team at any time and also facilitates care teams to provide optimal personalized treatment of heart failure.
Reduction of heart failure admissions by 40% after using SAMi™ in a case study of 35 patients at a local hospital. Over 87% of the patients stay engaged with SAMi™ over a long period of time, which is critical for chronic care management.