The Association of German Cardiologists BNK Service GmbH lists the telemonitoring system “hedy” from HCSG and IMPLICITY to cardiologists in private practice. As a unique cloud-based and vendor-independent platform for heart failure telemonitoring, hedy enables telemonitoring with external devices and implants from all major manufacturers via a common TMZ portal. This listing by BNK Service GmbH was made after intensive testing and based on positive references from cardiologists who are already using the hedy telemonitoring system today.
Since the beginning of 2022, telemonitoring patients with heart failure (cardiac insufficiency) has been part of the outpatient service offered by the statutory health insurance funds.
“We want telemonitoring for heart failure to reach all patients eligible for this innovative treatment method as quickly as possible. That is why we are pleased to have gained HCSG and IMPLICITY, two very capable partners for cardiology practices.”
Susanne Oldenburg of BNK Service GmbH.
To implement telemonitoring, a cardiology-led telemedicine center (TMZ) must use either external devices (scales, ECG and blood pressure monitors, and patient apps) or data from implants (special pacemakers and defibrillators). For this purpose, hedy offers a unique cloud-based platform for telemonitoring of heart failure, via which the data of implants from all major manufacturers and external devices can be displayed and evaluated automatically and independently of the manufacturer via a common TMZ portal. Hedy requires no IT installation or maintenance of IT systems in the physicianˈs office. Physicians can access HCSGˈs certified tele-nurse center, relieving their practices of routine tasks.
“Cardiologists need the support of competent service providers to operate a telemedicine center. The practices we interviewed reported their excellent experience, reliable service, and HCSGˈs profound expertise in monitoring with external devices. Implants from all major manufacturers can be connected via the IMPLICITY system. This provides cardiologists with a common portal for all forms of telemonitoring. We see this as a great advantage for patient care.”
Simon Glück, Managing Director of BNK Service GmbH.
BNK Service GmbH has intensively tested the technology and service offering around hedy. The consistently positive feedback from practices that operate a TMZ with hedy and have already gained sound experience in its use has convinced BNK Service GmbH. To date, around 350 physicians are using hedy telemonitoring. Users of hedy can be found in individual practices as well as in sizeable professional practice groups (joint practices) or medical care centers (MVZ).
“We want to ensure that all heart failure patients receive optimal care. Even those who find it difficult to get to the doctor because they live in rural areas or, in particular, the elderly patients. With hedy and the companies HCSG and IMPLICITY at our side, the start for this is quite easy, and we can
benefit from their years of experience. The direct accessibility and service canˈt be beaten.”
Dr. Placke specialist practice for cardiological primary and specialty care in Rostock, Germany.
“We had already preferred the hedy telemonitoring system based on recommendations from colleagues. The presentation of experienced users of the hedy solution for external devices and implants in the BNK webinars strengthened our decision. And we are starting with hedy in the new year.”
Dr. med. Gabelmann and Prof. Pottgießer, Cardiology Dreisamtal/Kirchzarten
Since the beginning of 2022, telemonitoring patients with heart failure (cardiac insufficiency) has been part of the outpatient service offered by the statutory health insurance funds. Telemonitoring can be prescribed to patients with heart failure (NYHA II – III and EF < 40) if they have been treated in the hospital in the last 12 months or if they wear a suitable implant.
To implement telemonitoring, a telemedicine center (TMZ) must use either external devices (scales, ECG and blood pressure monitors, and patient apps) or implants (special pacemakers and defibrillators). Hedy (https://hedy.de) refers to a system for telemedicine care of patients with heart failure. The solution is aimed at cardiologists who want to operate their own TMZ. Hedy is a registered trademark of Health Care Systems GmbH.
HCSG specializes in telemonitoring with external devices, while IMPLICITY processes the data of implants from all major manufacturers for cardiologists. With the complete solution from HCSG and IMPLICITY, consisting of devices, software, service, and consulting, cardiologists can immediately set up their own TMZ (https://www.IMPLICITY.com/landing-page/partnership-IMPLICITY-x-hcsg/).
BNK Service GmbH (https://www.bnk-service.de/) is the subsidiary of the Bundesverband Niedergelassener Kardiologen (BNK) e.V., which represents more than 90 percent of the practicing cardiologists in Germany. BNK Service supports approximately 1,200 cardiologists in their daily practice. In addition, as a specialized service provider for the entire cardiology field, it networks all the players involved in care. As a central interface, BNK Service GmbH develops and manages comprehensive care concepts, conducts scientific surveys on care research, and thus provides a realistic picture of cardiological care in Germany.
Your contact: Simon Glück
Phone: +49 89 41 42 40 8-14, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPLICITY (https://www.implicity.com) is a digital medical technology company that provides healthcare providers with a universal telemonitoring platform that aggregates and uniformly displays implantable cardiac implant data from all major manufacturers. In addition, IMPLICITY develops AI and knowledge-based algorithms to empower physicians and enable them to predict patient health status. IMPLICITY serves over 80,000 patients in more than 150 medical facilities in Europe and the US.
Your contact: Karsten Hagemann
Phone: +33 680 10 50 65, Email: email@example.com
Health Care Systems GmbH (https://hcsg.de) is a leading provider of solutions for digital precision medicine. The HCSG team has more than 16 years of experience in telemedicine care for patients with heart failure. Today, HCSG serves patients throughout Germany and Switzerland with more than 60 employees at three locations. HCSG has developed the hedy Telemonitoring Program (https://hedy.de) specifically for use in telemedicine centers. The system is particularly easy to use because it is tailored to the needs of older people with severe chronic illnesses. Specialized nurses staff HCSG’s service center with special training in telephone care for people with heart failure. Health data is processed in a high-security data center in Germany.
Your contact: Christian Kloss
Phone: +49 89 444 889 102, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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