What is mecor®?
mecor® by HCSG
Telecoaching and telemonitoring services for patients with congestive heart failure (CHF)
Patients with CHF frequently mistake their symptoms as appropriate for their age, whereas these symptoms can indicate a decompensation. If not given timely and appropriate treatment, a decompensation can result in hospital admission, frequently as an emergency case on an intensive care unit (ICU).
mecor® educates and coaches patients individually to identify their symptoms in a correct and timely manner and to effectively change their behaviour with supportive guidance.How we coach
mecor® monitors the symptoms critical to CHF daily. If a person's condition does not improve, the patient will be advised to see her or his doctor.How it works
mecor® ist based on the latest medical-scientific guidelines. It was developed by leading experts in the fields of heart failure, telecoaching and telemonitoring. Their programs have been demonstrated to reduce mortality, hospital admissions, and health care costs while improving quality of life.Read more
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mecor® helps to break lifelong-established behaviours.
mecor® educates and coaches patients individually to identify their symptoms in a correct and timely manner and to effectively change their behaviour with supportive guidance.
mecor® provides patients with easy and useful tips for their daily life.
mecor®-nurse services are not restricted to education and advice. Additionally, they provide continuous coaching on realizing change by setting of individual goals in small and achievable steps.
Coping with thirst
CHF patients should restrict their fluid intake to ice cubes if they feel they cannot uphold the water restriction under hot conditions.
Salt and nutrition
For instance, CHF patients should reduce salt in cooking. Instead, it’s suggested they reach for herbs or spices to flavour their food.
A certain amount of physical activity is beneficial for CHF patients. They are asked to handle the required changes in small and achievable steps.
Adherence to medication
Medication prescribed by the doctor must be taken on a regular basis and regardless of distress. Using a pill dispenser can be helpful.
Leading the patient - the individual approach of mecor®
Guided by the unique mecor® software, nurses consider the specific situation of each patient and can get a comprehensive understanding of both the medical and social conditions faced by the telecoaching.
Rather than only relying on the individual assessment of a nurse, mecor® applies in addition an algorithmic approach to consider all the various factors relevant to relations with the telecoaching.Details
At all stages the care is centered around the patient who remains in control.
Smart and unique - the supporting mecor® software
The unique design of the mecor® software enables both an individual as well as a systematic approach based on the latest medical-scientific guidelines.
Individual learning compendium
Every aspect of the learning compendium is organized in a coordinated way. A task cannot be completed without covering certain essential subjects, while optional items are left for patients who have demonstrated aptitude.
Consistent use of language
Workflow sequence and language used by the nurses match the training materials provided in the binder. For example, nurses are trained (and software-led) not to use the term “diuretics” when the patient materials covering relevant medication talks about “water tablets.”
Guidelines-based and scalable
The systematic approach of the mecor® software is based on medical guidelines and allows for a scalable solution to accommodate high patient numbers with a consistent and high quality design solution.
“It is clear that there is not just one type of telemedicine, and each approach needs to be assessed on its individual merit.”
*European Society for Cardiology, May 2016
mecor® monitors the symptoms critical to CHF.
As a kind of “safety net” in addition to education and coaching, mecor® monitors the signs and symptoms critical to CHF. If a person’s condition does not improve, the patient will be advised to see her or his doctor.See how it works
Our devices are delivered in a true “plug’n’play” manner, which literally requires only plugging in the A/C adaptor; everything else is individually pre-configured.
The mecor® center receives an automatic status update of the device once it is successfully plugged in, and a dedicated team is available to support patients with any concerns regarding connectivity or usage of the telemetric devices.
mecor® supports keeping patients out of the hospital.
mecor® is based on the latest medical-scientific telecoaching.guidelines. It was developed by leading experts in the fields of heart failure, telecoaching and telemonitoring. Their programs have been demonstrated to reduce mortality, hospital admissions, and health care costs while improving quality of life.The facts
Heart failure is a common disease.
Heart failure is a millstone around the neck of those who are individually affected, and it is also a significant socioeconomic burden on global healthcare systems. Being the final common pathway of a multitude of underlying cardiovascular diseases such as coronary artery disease or hypertension, its prevalence is about 2 % of the entire population in developed countries. Since the underlying diseases appear more frequently at an advanced age, heart failure is more frequent in the elderly as well: Up to 10 % of citizens beyond the age of 75 years suffer from heart failure.
Heart Failure Healthcare beyond State-of-the-Art
According to the European Society of Cardiology, patients with heart failure benefit from regular follow-up and monitoring to ensure the safety and optimal dosing of medicines and to detect the development of complications or disease progression that may require a change in disease management.