CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The ScottCare Corporation, a cardiovascular solutions company, announced it will highlight Ambucor, the company’s employable labor service division for CIED monitoring, at this year’s Heart Rhythm Society’s 2015 Scientific Sessions in Boston, May 13-16. ScottCare will be exhibiting in Booth #443.
Ambucor partners with hospitals and physician practices to complement the organizations’ existing services with a wide variety of ambulatory ECG and remote CIED monitoring labor services. Ambucor’s services significantly increase customers’ capacity to provide timely, effective cardiac care and improve patient outcomes through its unique team overseen by Heart Rhythm Society-competent allied professionals. Based in Wilmington, Delaware, Ambucor personnel monitor patient device activity 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, working as employees under the direction of healthcare providers and following mutually agreed upon policies and procedures. “We’re providers serving providers,” said Mark Heimann, Ambucor’s clinical director. “Hiring Ambucor enables providers to regain control and assume increased—yet manageable—responsibility for their patients.”
Ambucor customers demonstrate notably high remote interrogation compliance for implanted devices. In 2014, Ambucor achieved an average interrogation compliance rate of 85 percent for actively monitored pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) patients. Actively monitored patients—those who were interrogated at least once during the year—accounted for nearly 80 percent of all patients. In comparison, one recent independent study indicated an industry-average interrogation compliance rate of 65 percent for actively monitored patients, with less than 50 percent of all patients being actively monitored. “It’s clear that Ambucor enables its customers to monitor more of their patients and to do so more consistently,” said Heimann.
Eileen Paris, R.N., a device nurse with Cardiology Physicians, P.A., in Delaware, said initial connections for device implants are documented by Ambucor in less than two days. “Ninety-eight percent of my remotes are returned within 48 hours thanks to the Ambucor team,” she said. Such compliance success has enabled customers to vastly improve patient care without increasing the burden on their existing staff.
Ambucor’s remote CIED patient data management is commonly facilitated through the use of ScottCare’s industry leading OneView™ CRM software, which automates transfer, capture and reporting of remote and in-clinic ICD, pacer, ICM and ILR interrogations for all major device vendors (Biotronik, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Sorin Group and St. Jude Medical). More information on OneView can be found at www.scottcare.com/oneview.
Ambucor team members will be on hand at the Heart Rhythm Society show, Booth #443, to answer questions.
About The ScottCare Corporation
ScottCare provides hospitals, cardiology practices and independent testing facilities worldwide with monitoring devices, software, employable labor services and EHR data integration to aid in the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease. Solutions include those for diagnostic monitoring, CIED patient data management and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. ScottCare also provides contracted ambulatory ECG and remote CIED device monitoring services for cardiologists and hospitals through its Ambucor Health Solutions division (www.scottcare.com/ambucor). Based in Cleveland, Ohio, ScottCare is a subsidiary of The Scott Fetzer Company (a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway), a diversified manufacturer and marketer of high quality products for the home, family and industry comprising more than 20 businesses. To learn more, visit www.scottcare.com.