Telehealth Reduces Death Rate in Heart Failure

Recent results from the telehealth service HerzMobil Tirol impressively show the effectiveness of integrated care for patients with heart failure, 61% risk reduction for death within 12 months and a 46% risk reduction for hospital readmission or death in 6 months reveal the data from a recent analysis of HerzMobil Tirol participants compared to standard care in the province of Tyrol. The telehealth solution used for HerzMobil was developed by AIT.

It takes many perfectly interlocking gears for the tasks along the telemedical treatment path to lead to an improvement in patient care. According to the current results, this has been achieved very successfully with the telehealth service HerzMobil and the clinicians and nurses involved in the care network. These successes are based on years of research, not only in Austria, but also at Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, among others. For example, since the beginning of 2020, the Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin has been working on the TELEMED5000 project – the development of an intelligent system for the telemedical care of large collective cardiological risk patients – together with the Digital Health Group of the AIT Center for Health and Bioresources, the Tyrolean Institute for Integrated Care of the Tirol Kliniken GmbH and the Steiermärkische Krankenanstalten GesmbH.

An important milestone for telehealth in Germany was the decision that in the future about 200,000 patients will have a right to telemedical co-care with their health insurance. In Austria, the connection to ELGA is soon to be established, so that self-measured values from patients will be included in the ELGA episode report for the first time.

All information can be found in the current press release: (DE)