For more than a quarter of a century, SHL Telemedicine has been at the forefront of 24/7 cardiac monitoring services. We have looked after hundreds of thousands of heart attack (“MI”), heart failure (“CHF”) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (“COPD”) patients from their home. At SHL, we receive and interpret more than one million ECGs each year. These come directly from mobile ECG devices developed by SHL and provided to our users. Our professional medical team keeps in touch with thousands of users, year round.
Our chronic disease monitoring service for Congestive Heart Failure (“CHF”) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (“COPD”) patients, dramatically improves quality of life, reduces hospital readmissions, and the duration of hospitalizations. For both our acute and chronic telemedicine services, we provide heart and other home-use medical monitoring devices that automatically transmit data to our telemedicine center. We check the data we receive and interact with our users to monitor their wellbeing and levels of compliance with their set treatment. In some cases, we create a personal health record (PHR); in others we use the hospital’s medical record. Either way, their clinical data is maintained under data protection rules and made securely accessible online to patients and their approved physicians.
Our services include regular phone calls, reminders and encouragement to help our users keep to their treatment program.
Saving patients’ lives
An extended clinical study by the Israeli Heart Society concludes that our service significantly increases the probability of SHL users surviving the first year after a heart attack. You can see the results of this study here.
Undercutting the readmission reality
Our acute and chronic disease monitoring programs dramatically increase survival rates and reduce the rate, frequency and length of readmissions.
It is no secret that all too many post Heart Attack (“MI”) and Heart Failure (“HF”) patients will require readmission within 30 days of their hospital discharge, particularly if they have no support system at home. Here too, an SHL-type service for monitoring patients following discharge can significantly reduce this phenomenon. It is a win-win choice for hospitals and patients. Health professionals also have much to gain from the attentiveness of our telemedicine service model. To find out more, please Contact us.