Model Telemedicine Program Shows Improved Care and Cost Savings for Congestive Heart Failure Patients

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Model Telemedicine Program Shows Improved Care and Cost Savings for Congestive Heart Failure Patients: Presentation at the Telemedicine in Care Delivery Conference, Pisa, Italy, June 13, 2002

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Model Telemedicine Program Shows Improved Care and Cost Savings for Congestive Heart Failure Patients

  1. 1. Model Telemedicine Program Shows Improved Care and Cost Savings for Congestive Heart Failure Patients Steve Brown President and CEO Health Hero Network Inc. Telemedicine in Care Delivery Conference Thursday, June 13, 2002 Pisa, Italy
  2. 2. Health Hero Network •  Pioneer of health information and communications technology since 1988 with 55 patents issued. •  Developer of remote monitoring technology and web services to collect, analyze and report data. •  Proven reliability and results with Veterans Health Administration, Hospitals, and Medical Groups. Telemedicine - Health Hero Network 2
  3. 3. Selected Customers Telemedicine - Health Hero Network 3
  4. 4. Recent Recognition Health Hero Awards Health Hero Customer Awards Health Hero Network, Inc. awarded The Home & Community Care the Best Enabling Tool for Disease Pfizer Health Solutions (HCCSL) Service Line of VISN 8 Management, 2001 received the Pfizer Health Solutions e-Health Leadership Award at the DMAA Leadership Forum Health Hero Network, Inc. awarded the Best TeleHealth Vendor, 2001 The HCCSL of VISN 8 received the 2001 Best Telehealth Provider Award at the Association of Telehealth Service Providers (ATSP) and the Healthcare Information Management The Health Hero® Health Buddy® Systems Society (HIMSS) conference highlighted as one of the Best for their program utilizing the Health Products of 2000 Hero® platform The Health Hero® Health Buddy® won the Medical Design Excellence Award, 2000, for collecting and transmitting patient data Telemedicine - Health Hero Network 4
  5. 5. Technology Platform Telemedicine - Health Hero Network 5
  6. 6. Value Propositions Deliver high quality care at lower cost   Eliminate or reduce ER & hospital utilizations by detecting patient problems before they become acute Improve patient education and compliance   Improve self care and patient compliance with physician prescribed regimens by educating, motivating, and monitoring patients daily Increase organizational efficiency   Standardize processes, monitor quality, and increase staff’s ability to manage more patients with existing resources Improve understanding of disease   Research daily symptoms, behavior, drug response, disease progression, and environment Telemedicine - Health Hero Network 6
  7. 7. Health Buddy® Telemedicine - Health Hero Network 7
  8. 8. iCare Desktop™ Telemedicine - Health Hero Network 8
  9. 9. Home Page Telemedicine - Health Hero Network 9
  10. 10. Work List Telemedicine - Health Hero Network 10
  11. 11. Detailed Results Telemedicine - Health Hero Network 11
  12. 12. Trends Telemedicine - Health Hero Network 12
  13. 13. Notes Telemedicine - Health Hero Network 13
  14. 14. Documentation Telemedicine - Health Hero Network 14
  15. 15. BuddyLink™ Blood Blood Peak Coagulation Digital Glucose Pressure Flow Meters* Weight Monitors Monitors* Meters* Scale Telemedicine - Health Hero Network 15
  16. 16. Platform Extensions Telemedicine - Health Hero Network 16
  17. 17. Programs Currently Available •  Congestive Heart Failure •  Co-Morbid Diabetes and •  Coronary Artery Disease Hypertension •  Co-Morbid Congestive Heart •  Co-Morbid CAD and Angina Failure and Diabetes •  Anti-Coagulation Therapy •  Co-Morbid Hypertension and •  Pediatric Asthma Chronic Obstructive •  Adult Asthma Pulmonary Disease •  Depression •  Hypertension •  Bi-polar Disorder •  COPD •  Senior Wellness •  Type I Diabetes •  Cystic Fibrosis •  Type II Diabetes Telemedicine - Health Hero Network 17
  18. 18. Mercy Case Study •  Case study results as reported by customer, not a randomized control trial •  Hospital-based “Mercy Telemedicine Disease Management Program in Laredo Texas, funded by State of Texas •  57 patients enrolled in 2000 for 1 year: 36 Female, mean age 68; 21 Male, mean age 61 •  Matched comparison group pulled from 1999 data before disease management program started •  Current enrollment: 440 patients, CHF and Diabetes Telemedicine - Health Hero Network 18
  19. 19. Mercy Results Telemedicine - Health Hero Network 19
  20. 20. Mercy Results Telemedicine - Health Hero Network 20
  21. 21. Mercy Results Telemedicine - Health Hero Network 21
  22. 22. Mercy Results Telemedicine - Health Hero Network 22
  23. 23. Mercy Results Telemedicine - Health Hero Network 23
  24. 24. Veterans Affairs Results Telemedicine - Health Hero Network 24
  25. 25. CHW Results Telemedicine - Health Hero Network 25
  26. 26. Productivity Analysis Measure Traditional Health Hero Patients Managed Per CM 133 133 Average # Calls/Day 27 (based on 1/wk/pt) 10 Average Length of Out 20 min 2 min 41 sec Bound Call Total Time / Day for CM 9 hours 53 min Estimated Nurse:Pt Ratio 1:100 1:500 Frequency of Monitoring WEEKLY DAILY Telemedicine - Health Hero Network 26
  27. 27. Conclusions •  Telemedicine can help clinicians improve patient education, improve patient compliance, and reduce hospital admissions by identifying problems early. •  Telemedicine can improve productivity in monitoring high risk patients by enabling clinicians to focus on targeted intervention rather than blind assessment. •  Telemedicine can enable disease management programs to be scaled and extended to multiple diseases while assuring quality processes. Telemedicine - Health Hero Network 27

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