American Heart Month
As February ends, it’s important to reflect on the issue of cardiovascular health and its impact on people across the world. Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, resulting in the deaths of more than 650,000 people annually. This American Heart Month, The Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention focused its efforts on addressing barriers to health equity in communities disproportionately affected by cardiovascular disease (CVD).
A Unified, Secure Healthcare Communication Solution
Though American Heart Month is ending, the reality of heart disease remains for patients and clinicians everywhere. Through Synzi’s virtual care platform, clinicians have the unique ability to communicate more directly with their patients to manage and improve cardiovascular health. Synzi offers clinicians, patients, and family members a HIPAA compliant, user-friendly interface with which to manage any chronic conditions and engage with providers on-demand.
Through a secure chat functionality, patients and providers can send and receive messages, images, and other records securely and privately. When a patient needs to speak directly with a provider, they can skip a phone call with a video visit—calling directly through the program and connecting to available providers through a video visit.
Remote Patient Monitoring
Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) allows patients to connect a Bluetooth device—a blood pressure cuff, pulse oximeter, or scale, for example—to the platform, so clinicians can remotely monitor vital signs and locate abnormalities. RPM will send alerts to clinicians and patients when abnormal measurements occur, allowing quick and effective responses to prevent emergencies and rehospitalizations.
Programs & Assessment
Providers can also enroll patients in programs for targeting specific stressors to cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions. These programs allow providers to send automated messaging to patients to encourage heart-health behaviors throughout the program and beyond. When visits are less frequent, providers can conduct customizable assessments of their patients’ behavior within the confines of the program—giving them the ability to assess and configure programs accordingly.
These features are just a few of the ways for clinicians to connect with patients and help them manage their health, without waiting for in-person visits or emergencies to occur. Using Synzi, providers can offer patients direct access to improved quality of life and care satisfaction, while reducing the frequency and severity of hospital visits.