Defibrillator and pacemaker

Technology.

Most defibrillators and pacemakers have a "telemonitoring function". This enables daily transmissions of technical device status, newly occurring cardiac arrhythmias and other medical parameters to an external server platform.

Your clinical care.

Device telemonitoring has been shown to increase device safety, improve quality of life and even reduce mortality in certain patient populations.

For heart failure patients in particular, this management improves the safety and efficacy of clinical care by allowing you to respond promptly and precisely upon deteriorations that your patient may not even be aware of.

Typical clinical decisions out of such data impact management of heart failure medication, antiarrhythmic drugs or anticoagulation. Further you can optimize device programming and timing for follow-up interventions (e.g., cardioversion, ablation, device exchange and upgrade) according to your patient’s needs.

This creates a close and long-lasting patient relationship in which you, as the attending physician, are informed and competently on hand when your patient needs you.

Our logistical service.

The challenges of professional device telemonitoring concern the diversity of transmission networks, server structures, transmission protocols and user interfaces of the various device manufacturers. This is further complicated by connectivity issues and an enormous amount of data. Timely data processing enabling rapid medical decisions is also important.

With a lot of experience, we can solve these challenges for you. Our service is vendor independent. Every working day, our specialized team looks at all of your patients' transmissions.

Only abnormal episodes and device data - which we initially coordinate with you - are processed and forwarded to you as the attending physician. If you wish, our team will also be happy to contact patients - after agreed triggers - and inquire about their general condition and health status along with a structured heart failure interview. Linked to the device episode this is transmitted to you for further timely medical decisions.

In case of missing or unsuccessful transmissions, our team will contact your patients to clarify root causes and, if necessary, repeat data transmission.

Our processes comply with the current requirements of the German Joint Federal Committee of Physicians and Health Insurers (G-BA) on telemonitoring in heart failure. www.g-ba.de/beschluesse/4648/.

If you have further questions, are interested in our service and would like to get more information, please contact us directly.