Top 5 Benefits of Telecardiology

Did you know that heart disease is the world’s leading cause of death? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), every year cardiovascular diseases kill nearly 18 million people globally.

Heart disease is on the rise, and several behavioral risk factors contribute to its development, including a poor diet, smoking, excessive alcohol use, and physical inactivity. These habits may lead to raised blood pressure, blood glucose, and blood lipid levels, in addition to an increased risk of obesity.

For those living with heart disease, telecardiology solutions provide a low-cost, efficient way to monitor their condition without having to make unnecessary doctor visits. WHO also notes that the early identification and consistent treatment of heart disease, both of which can be aided by telecardiology, can help avoid premature death. Whether through the use of a physical remote patient monitoring solution or just a simple telehealth call with a physician, this post walks through five reasons why telehealth is beneficial to both patients and providers.

1. Heightened Convenience & Accessibility

One of the biggest benefits of remote patient monitoring services in general is the heightened convenience for both patient and provider. Telecardiology allows cardiologists to connect with patients without either party having to commute anywhere, and reduces the access barrier that some patients may face if they’re unable to drive or otherwise travel to the office. Telecardiology also expands a patient’s options in terms of which doctors they can see by eliminating the issue of distance in choosing a specialist. This also makes it easier for patients to get second opinions.

2. Possibility for Overnight Reporting

Depending on the solution, overnight recording is possible with telecardiology, which may allow patients to take measurements and send data to their provider at any point during the day. More data allows for better decisions, and the increased surveillance telecardiology allows can improve patient outcomes and patient-provider relationships.

3. Improved Patient-Provider Communication

Telecardiology opens the door to the possibility of better patient-provider relationships by increasing not only the convenience of care, but also the frequency. More check-ins are just a few steps away if necessary.

4. Telecardiology Is Cost-Effective

A big benefit of utilizing telecardiology solutions is their indisputable cost-efficiency. Remote patient monitoring options both decrease the number of trips patients must take to the doctor and lower hospital readmissions, which cost approximately 52 billion annually in the United States alone (Beauvais et al. 2022).

5. Better Care

All of the aforementioned benefits of telecardiology point towards overall better care for the patient. When care is simplified and convenient for both patient and provider, both parties come out more satisfied. With telecardiology, managing heart health is less of an inaccessible inconvenience.

Telecardiology comes in many different forms, but one reputable option is eDevice’s TwoCan PulseTM solution. A remote hub with the ability to connect to several designated medical peripherals via bluetooth connectivity, TwoCan PulseTM allows patients to take measurements in the comfort of their own homes and send them effortlessly to their provider via the Cloud. Results of a recent study have proven the TwoCan PulseTM telecardiology solution’s ability to detect high risk congestive heart failure and reduce unplanned hospitalizations.

To learn more about remote patient monitoring in general, check out our posts RPM101: What is Remote Patient Monitoring? and Top 6 Benefits of Remote Patient Monitoring. To learn more about eDevice’s specific solutions, take a look at our Guide to Our Home Health Monitoring Solutions.