Remote Care Management Program Leads To 50% Reduction In Hospital Readmission Rates For Cardiac Patients

Cardiac Solutions — a physician-owned care provider that specializes in cardiac health services — achieved a 50% reduction in hospital cardiovascular readmission rates. These rates are the result of Cardiac Solutions’ use of remote patient monitoring and chronic care management through a partnership with MD Revolution.

Cardiac Solutions examined 26,689 patients. The organization saw a 7% 30-day readmission rate among the patients that utilized remote care management as part of their treatment, compared to 15% for patients who didn’t. This amounted to a 50% reduction in readmissions for remote care management patients.

Source: MD Revolution

Dr. Samir Damani, a board-certified cardiologist and the co-founder of MD Revolution, explained that this isn’t the first time its remote patient monitoring solutions achieve similar results.


“This was a validation of prior findings within a cardiac population,” he told Home Health Care News.

MD Revolution provides remote care management programs for chronic care management, remote patient monitoring, transitional care management, annual wellness visits and more.

Damani credits a combination of increased patient engagement and the tracking of key data for these strong health outcomes.


“When you combine the tracking with a high-touch care model, where a medical assistant or a nurse is communicating with them about their data, you saw patients who were highly non-compliant, all of a sudden emailing and texting about – for example – their blood pressure medicine and whether they were timing it right,” he said. “You saw a level of engagement built around increased awareness from tracking and increased accountability.”

In addition to strong hospital readmission rates, remote patient monitoring also proved to be a cost-curbing tool. The average cost of a cardiac readmission was roughly $15,000 per patient.

Given that home health providers are often dealing with high risk populations, Damani believes that remote care management programs have the ability to move the needle.

“Many of those patients have heart failure, COPD, diabetes, kidney failure, and all end up in the hospital quite frequently,” he said. “Home health patients are really the ideal patient for some sort of monitoring platform. This is continuous, frequent and scalable. It works in synergy with a lot of the home health solutions that are probably out there.”

Ultimately, solutions like the one MD Revolution offers help providers have eyes on patients once they are outside of traditional care sites.

“You know the medications they’re taking, the symptoms they might be experiencing, like swelling or shortness of breath, or drug interactions, all this stuff are things that a RPM or CCM patient would have a team to review and identify what’s going on before a seminal event occurs that would force them to be placed in the hospital,” Damani said.

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