Frankfurt/Marburg (dpa/lhe) - A model project in central Hesse is testing the benefits of telemedicine for patients with cardiac insufficiency. According to the Techniker Krankenkasse, people with heart failure in the Marburg region receive close medical support for twelve months with digital support.
The central element is an electronic health portal: Patients enter their current health data there, such as blood pressure or body temperature. These values are observed and monitored in a network station. If there are changes in a critical area, the team there informs the attending physicians.
"By continuously monitoring the entries, we can immediately recognize deterioration in the state of health or even avoid it entirely," quotes Bernhard Schieffer, director of the cardiology clinic at the University Hospital of Marburg. "This makes a significant contribution to the fact that these patients have to go to the emergency room or be hospitalized less often."