Following discharge, suboptimal medication titration often affects the quality of life for CHF patients and increases their risk for rehospitalization. For chronic CHF patients,’ their condition can begin to deteriorate but they may not be diagnosed until decompensation has progressed to later stages and possibly to dangerous levels. Unfortunately, CHF remote patient monitoring systems are still unable to fill the gaps in care for heart failure patients. An automated assisted self-care platform that merges monitoring and care is a critical tool for congestive heart failure patients by providing them with automated symptom self-management, earlier medication titration, and closer medical management to decrease hospital admissions risk.
The Datos Health remote care platform encourages and reminds CHF patients to report vitals, medication compliance, and symptoms to their provider through an easy-to-use smartphone application. Accurate and timely data gives providers the necessary information to monitor patients remotely, adjust care plans to improve health, and identify minor trends that may otherwise go unnoticed. Care teams are also alleviated of many non-critical tasks so they can focus on the patients that need them most.
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Providers use a variety of questionnaires at different times, leveraging both standard CHF and wellbeing questionnaires, as well as their own custom assessments. Regular completion of condition-specific assessments and validated questionnaires are helpful tools to monitor patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and identify trends over time.
Datos Health can easily replicate or modify any program to meet the needs of providers and the patients they serve including:
Clinical and administrative labor are two driving factors behind the high cost of health care. Datos Health’s remote care platform automates many non-critical care-related tasks, allowing care teams to focus resources where they are needed most. Automated triage empowers patients to alleviate symptoms, encourages care plan compliance, and alerts staff when intervention is necessary. Clinicians are alleviated from interpreting all of the patient data and are able to practice closer to top of license.
In both the short-term, tight medical management programs and the long-term monitoring programs, early identification of decomposition relies heavily on PRO's which are usually paper based, limited, and incomplete.
Giving providers a comprehensive and accurate clinical snapshot of each patient allows for care plans to be adjusted in real-time to reduce adverse events and improve outcomes. Datos Health features a patient experience app to keep patients on track by sending them reminders to complete surveys, start or discontinue medication, and schedule appointments- all of which are derived directly from the care plan protocols, and all automated.
It is well known that the amount of patient engagement directly correlates to care outcomes. The Datos Health platform regularly prompts patient reporting and responds to data with customizable, pre-programmed messages that can include encouragement, symptom management advice, and multiple ways to communicate with their care team and schedule virtual or in person visits.
Customizable, frequent ‘touchpoints’ keep patients engaged and gives them peace of mind, knowing that their care teams are alerted if they require intervention.
“The Datos solution has been a godsend, for both patients and our medical staff, patients no longer need to feel alone or afraid, with nurses able to remotely yet closely track their indicators, reach out to them by video calls, and ease them through whatever they’re experiencing at any point.”
Bridgette Wiefling, MD, Senior VP for the Primary Care and Ambulatory Specialty Institute Rochester Regional Health