Closing the Gap: Establishing a Meaningful Connection Between Patient & Provider
Updated: Aug 24
“The worst thing I can see as a physician
is a patient that is afraid. ”
If they’re afraid because they have a condition that’s not being monitored, that fear is a real detractor in them achieving their best life. We’re having a real crisis around access to care. Not enough providers, not enough appointments.”
-- Dr. Nick Turkal, Chief Medical Advisor to Lohman Technologies
The persisting lack of access to quality healthcare services has emerged as a pressing challenge in today's increasingly interconnected world. As traditional healthcare models struggle to reach all individuals, especially those in remote or underserved areas, innovative solutions have become essential to closing this gap. In the aftermath of the pandemic, we have gradually adapted to various forms of telehealth, capitalizing on the ongoing evolution of digital health advancements. Even with these advancements, the best practice for Remote Cardiac Monitoring (RCM) have not yet been embraced within the outpatient space.
Access to healthcare is comprised of four key components: Coverage, services, timeliness, and workforce. The anxiety arising from restricted access can cloud the experiences of both patients and providers. Physicians aim to avoid barriers that foster this sense of unease, as it impedes the harmonious relationship between them and their patient.
RCM can effectively bolster all four components:
Coverage: RCM ensures that individuals, regardless of their geographical location, have the opportunity to receive consistent cardiac care.
Services: RCM patients can access intermittent monitoring of their heart health without the need for frequent in-person visits.
Timeliness: RCM facilitates timely intervention. Abnormalities or concerning trends in a patient's cardiac health can be identified promptly, leading to quicker responses and medical interventions.
Workforce: By leveraging RCM, healthcare providers can extend their reach and impact without an immediate need to increase their physical workforce.
The saturation of digital solutions in the marketplace highlights the need to differentiate between novelty and genuine clinical advancement. To establish a meaningful connection between the patient and their provider, data collection alone is insufficient; it must be thoughtfully disseminated. For any RCM program to succeed, seamless integration into clinicians' established workflows is pivotal. This integration represents a bridge to the "source of truth" for clinicians.
The HomECG+ is an FDA-cleared, pocket-sized device which allows patients to capture a medical grade ECG reading in less than a minute. ECG data is seamlessly transmitted directly to the patient's electronic health record or Remote Patient Monitoring platform, creating a connection that bolsters access to patient care across the entire continuum.
The HomECG+ solution improves access by:
Enabling patients in vulnerable populations and underserved areas to access cardiac monitoring services.
Allowing healthcare providers to promptly identify and address potential issues in near-real time.
Preventing potential complications by ensuring timely medical attention when needed.
Creating a peace-of-mind for the patient and the provider.
Empowering a single healthcare provider to oversee the cardiac health of a larger population.
AS WE ADVANCE DOWN THE PATH OF REMOTE CARE,
WE OFFER THIS CALL-TO-ACTION:
The effective management of cardiac patients is achieved through a direct patient-provider connection. Accelerating the adoption of these Remote Cardiac Monitoring best practices aligns with improved clinical outcomes and closes the gap in accessibility to cardiac care.
The HomECG+ connects patients, providers, and peace-of-mind.
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