University of Alabama

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The State of Alabama, according to the Center for Disease Control, ranks No. 1 in the nation for deaths due to congestive heart failure (CHF).  To help manage this, the Geneva County Health Department Home Health staff is pilot testing home-based monitoring devices to collect physiological data for use in evaluating patient progress for CHF.

The program uses Cybernet Medical’s MedStar transmission device to capture and forward physiological data to the data record management system in real-time. This enables health care providers to take corrective action for CHF patients or hypertensive patients experiencing changes in blood pressure or weight readings.

At any given time, as many as 20 patients diagnosed with congestive heart failure will be participating in the pilot study, with the majority having been hospitalized at least once in the past 12 months.

Cybernet’s MedStar data transmission device acquires data from connected measurement devices and transfers that data to a collection server, where it is retrieved by the university’s patient management system.