TBM CARDIO II
If the heart is no longer able to pump enough blood into the circulation, this is called heart failure. The body is less well supplied with oxygen and nutrients – shortness of breath, tiredness and weakness are the first signs of the disease. Consistent implementation of therapeutic measures by the patient improves the general condition and prolongs life expectancy. TELBIOMED provides the decisive framework for perfect interdisciplinary cooperation between the practitioners.
Heart failure is a disease that is more prevalent with age. It is a common reason for hospital stays, and the costs of the illness are disproportionately high. There are numerous reasons for a high hospitalization rate, such as insufficient recompensation and therapy discontinuation in hospital, lack of discharge planning, poor medication and dietary adherence of patients, and lack of or inadequate follow-up care.
A healthy lifestyle, medication or, if necessary, surgery can alleviate the symptoms and delay the progression of the disease. A change in diet and exercise habits are like abstaining from alcohol and smoking and avoiding stress behaviours to significantly alleviate symptoms. Measures that are implemented by the patient on his or her own responsibility. The success of the therapy can be improved by direct, active involvement in the treatment management as well as systematic support of the doctors and nursing staff involved along the treatment path.
Advantages of TBM CARDIO II
Through the regular, intuitive and secure recording of health data, patients are involved in the treatment process on their own responsibility.
High usability for older people: The values of classic measuring devices such as scales or blood pressure monitors are transferred to the app by means of contactless wireless technologies.
Communication channels independent of time and place lead to efficient cooperation between patients and participating health service providers.
The presentation of the drug regime promotes the patients’ adherence to therapy and supports the doctors in adjusting the therapy.
The various levels of care along the treatment pathway can cooperate via a secure, Internet-based communication system.
TBM CARDIO IN USE
Care network for collaborative care of patients with heart failure at the Tirol Kliniken and the province of Tirol
Care network for collaborative care of patients with heart failure at Steiermärkische Krankenanstaltengesellschaft m.b.H. (KAGes) and Gesundheitsfonds Steiermark