Ochsner Health System has tapped Geneva Health Solutions to manage data collection and remote monitoring of its patients with implanted cardiac devices across the southern U.S.
Geneva will gather data from implanted pacemakers, defibrillators, loop recorders and other devices and integrate them into the health system’s established Epic electronic medical record. It will be the first time Geneva’s cloud-based platform will be used in the region, spanning Ochsner’s 30 hospitals and more than 80 health centers across Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.
It will also allow providers to schedule device follow-ups or respond to issues—as well as manage alerts for events such as atrial fibrillation or other indicators of heart failure—as it aggregates data from home use, in addition to office, ER or hospital visits.
Recently, Geneva reported triple-digit revenue growth in 2018, alongside a tripling of its client base and its workforce, and said it expects an explosion of cardiac device data over the next year.
Describing a “data deluge” from implanted devices, Geneva CEO Yuri Sudhakar pointed to how cardiac practice staff can be overextended and overwhelmed in trying to deal with the amount of incoming information.
Currently, Geneva’s remote monitoring includes more than 30,000 patients at over 45 cardiology sites, the company said.