Amy Kleinhans, AHP and nurse practitioner at HonorHealth, provides valuable insights into optimizing remote physiologic monitoring of HF in CIED patients.
- Remote monitoring for HF management using CIED devices has the potential to reduce both healthcare costs and patient hospitalizations.
- In utilizing CIED devices, the partnership between CIED electrophysiologists and their HF counterparts is crucial for providing comprehensive care to HF patients.
- Patient compliance is another key challenge in HF remote monitoring, but strategies that leverage user-friendly software platforms have shown encouraging results.
- Addressing financial challenges associated with remote monitoring—including staff costs and billing accuracy—is essential in ensuring its widespread adoption.
In her own words
Patient compliance is always an issue. And so is collaboration with our heart failure partners. We’re electrophysiology. We monitor these, we implant them, but we don’t necessarily monitor the heart failure component. We kind of punt that off to our heart failure partners. So building the collaborative loops that get those patients back to us is a huge challenge.
If you walk around this room, you’ll see other people who are doing amazing things in this space of physiologic monitoring… As the advances grow, it’s on us to find the right workflow for managing those patients in our clinics so that we can optimize.
It doesn’t matter how many tools you have. If you don’t have a carpenter to hold the hammer, the tool is going to do us no good.