The burden of chronic diseases
Chronic diseases place a large economic burden on societies. Healthcare providers and payers must find approaches to better manage these diseases. Research show that remote care management programs can have a positive impact on the number of unplanned hospitals readmissions5, on mortality5, overall costs and patient experience6. With teamplay myCare Companion, care providers can easily set up their own programs to better manage large patient populations. The solution effectively connects care teams and patients, supports information sharing and promotes a constant patient engagement.
Connecting care teams and patients
Through a web-based platform, providers and patients share relevant health information and a dedicated smartphone app promotes a structured patient engagement.
Scaling up patients, not staff
Providers can manage large numbers of chronically ill patients smartly with worklists that display tasks and activities of the day. AI-based decision support tools7 will help staff to prioritize and orchestrate their workload8.
Keeping patients engaged
An intuitive smartphone application promotes continuous patient self-monitoring and care teams can directly reach out to their patients via text messages.
Focus on your patients – we can take care of the rest
Setting up a remote care management program requires the combination of different components to make it efficient. If required, we can help solve purchasing, maintenance and logistic challenges such as setting up connected devices for each patient.
teamplay myCare Companion remote care management
* Not part of teamplay myCare Companion.
** AI-based tools under development. Not available for sale.
*** Functionality is planned or under development, not commercially available, and its future availability cannot be ensured.
Remote care management solution for COVID-19
The highly infectious nature of SARS-CoV-2 requires effective quarantine to avoid further virus transmission. With many healthcare systems at the limit, staying at home and self-monitoring of health status may be the only option for health authorities to keep infected patients with no or only mild symptoms out of hospitals, GP offices and ERs.
Top challenges for healthcare providers during the COVID-19 pandemic
The remote care management solution for COVID-19 connects patients in quarantine remotely with physicians so that they can track progress of their health status. This frees up valuable resources for those patients who suffer from a severe course of disease9.
Most common indications for remote care management during COVID-19 pandemic
- Patients with suspected SARS-CoV-2 infection
- Patients with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection who do not require hospitalization
- Patients who are discharged home following a hospitalization with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection
Benefits of remote care management for COVID-19
Connecting quarantined patients and physicians
Patients use an internet-enabled smartphone and enter their health data such as body temperature or oxygen saturation. They can also report their personal wellbeing and health status.
Providing care in the safety of home
Through a web platform, the health practitioners can survey health data of their patients as well as set the parameters to be monitored and threshold values. A configurable dashboard provides various tools to efficiently manage even large numbers of patients and to act quickly if needed.
Keeping patients and staff safe
By keeping potentially infected persons out of physician offices, ambulatory clinics, hospitals and ER’s, medical staff and other patients can be protected
Keeping staff operational
Clinical staff can also be monitored while remaining integrated in critical care scenarios.
*Measuring devices are not part of the solution.
This solution is planned or under development, not commercially available in all countries, and its future availability cannot be ensured. Please contact your local Siemens Healthineers organization for further details.
1WHO: “Noncommunicable diseases”; http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs355/en/, viewed July 4th, 2018.
2WHO: http://www.who.int/ncd_surveillance/strategy/en/ viewed June 29th 2018.
3WHO, GHO data: http://www.who.int/gho/ncd/mortality_morbidity/ncd_premature_text/en/, viewed July 4th, 2018.
4Not included in WHO Report.
5Continuity of care interventions for preventing hospital readmission of older people with chronic diseases: A meta-analysis in: International Journal of Nursing Studies; 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2019.103396.
6M. Gheorghiade, et.al: Rehospitalization for Heart Failure: Problems and Perspectives in: JAAC, Vol 61, Issue 4, 29 January 2013, 391-403.
7AI-based tools under development. Not available for sale.
8Functionality is planned or under development, not commercially available, and its future availability cannot be ensured.
9COVID-19 use case functionality is not part of teamplay myCare Companion. Developed by AIT Austrian Institute of Technology in cooperation with telbiomed Medizintechnik und IT Service GmbH.