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CHF Management Programs

CHF management programs represent a huge opportunity for reducing hospital readmissions and avoiding unnecessary healthcare cost. It is estimated that 76% of all Medicare readmissions are considered preventable, costing the healthcare system $12 billion to $17 billion per year. Patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) run a high risk of exacerbation and repeated hospitalization. With a CHF national average admittance cost of $8,000 per patient, the financial impact of CHF management programs is substantial.

CHF management programs can reduce re-hospitalizations.Long-term chronic disease self-management is an extremely important skill that patients and family members need to learn. The adoption of lifestyle changes and new health habits is also important to improving the quality of life for patients with CHF.

Advanced TeleHealth Solutions’ CHF management programs empower patients to care for their own disease and engage more effectively with their healthcare providers. Patients who enter our CHF management programs learn about the inherent relationships between the food they eat and their weight. They discover the importance of following their therapeutic diets. In fact, our CHF management programs have seen significant improvement for patient populations and includes:

  • A telehealth device in the home
  • Daily monitoring of vital signs
  • Individualized coaching
  • Timely education
  • Medication compliance
  • A specialized clinical team trained in CHF management

About Our CHF Management Programs

Advanced TeleHealth Solutions’ CHF management programs address the reasons self-management of the disease fails by providing measured adherence to established best-practice guidelines of care, maintaining continuous communication between the patient and the patient’s provider/care team, and offering effective education to both the patient and the patient’s family. This self-management education includes information about the causes of CHF, daily weights, diet, medications, lifestyle, activity, and symptoms to monitor.

Advanced TeleHealth Solutions’ continuous care management approach to congestive heart failure management combines excellent communication between the various providers of the care team, effective coordination of care, and ongoing patient education and teaching. The result is the patients’ ability to manage their condition between visits, reduced hospital re-admissions, reduced costs, increased patient satisfaction, and improved outcomes.

Who Is at Risk?

  • History of HTN
  • Smoking
  • Age (typically more common in people 65 or older)
  • Men have a slightly higher risk
  • Obesity
  • Excessive alcohol consumption

Managing CHF

A patient MUST take responsibility for his or her heart failure and learn how to manage it. There will be diet changes, medication changes, and lifestyle changes. Our CHF management programs help patients comply with medications and fluid restrictions, continue with physician visits, and help smokers decrease or quit. Advanced TeleHealth Solutions’ CHF management program not only supports patients with home diagnostics for monitoring of their disease, but also offers management, prevention, and lifestyle changes advised by our team of medical professionals. Through education, coaching, and medical monitoring, Advanced TeleHealth Solutions can work with employees, patients, and the at-risk population to manage and prevent health issues related to CHF.

Results

Clients participating in our CHF management programs will have a significantly lower chance of needing to go to the ER or hospital.

Participants would benefit from our program if they:

  • Have a new or chronic diagnosis history of CHF
  • Need education on diet, medication and disease process

Interested in participating or learning more? Call 888-812-0888 or contact us here.

Additional Resources

Journal of Cardiac Failure: Heart Failure Disease Management: A Critical Review
The American Journal of Medicine: A Systematic Review of Randomized Trials of Disease Management Programs in Heart Failure
Journal of General Internal Medicine: Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Programs for the Management of Patients with Congestive Heart Failure

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I don’t go to the hospital now because I’m able to check my vitals daily and I’m not afraid. I could barely function before, and now I feel safe. The staff is never in a hurry, never too busy for me. It’s a comfort to know that they are watching out for me. It’s like having a whole bunch of friends around all the time.
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