Web-Based Remote Pacemaker Monitoring Service Designed to Improve Compliance


December 21, 2010

A Web-based remote pacemaker monitoring service from Philips offers 24-hour service.

Pacemakers are a critical part of treatment for patients with a wide range of heart conditions, and they must be checked frequently to ensure proper function. Scientific data has demonstrated remote monitoring allows earlier detection of patient issues than standard in-clinic follow up.

Philips technicians review, summarize and triage each pacemaker test and provide clinically appropriate, customized notification to support timely and informed patient management for the physicians.

The team of Philips-certified cardiographic technicians undergoes intensive training and averages more than 15 years of experience in pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) follow-up. The technicians analyze and interpret more than 1,000 pacemaker transmissions per day, which enables them to spot even subtle abnormalities. This keen analysis resulted in a .009 percent error rate over the past year. And with 24/7 surveillance, the cardiologists are alerted to critical patient data in real-time, without having to be on-call.

For more information: www.philips.com

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