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Ochsner, Geneva Health Solutions partner for remote monitoring of cardiac device patients


Louisiana-based Ochsner Health System has teamed up with Geneva Health Solutions, which offers data management and remote monitoring for implantable cardiac devices, on a new effort.

GHS’ cloud-based technology platform and remote monitoring service will be used to help Ochsner’s patients with cardiac device implants in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.

Individuals with pacemakers, defibrillators and loop recorders transmit cardiac data from their implanted device to their provider via the cloud. GHS’ platform aggregates this data and makes it easier for doctors to keep track of patients. Providers can monitor them for device follow-up and issues like atrial fibrillation.

The GHS system will also enable scheduling and reporting in collaboration with Ochsner’s Epic EHR.

In a statement, GHS CEO Yuri Sudhakar noted:

We are honored to be selected by Ochsner to deliver a high caliber remote monitoring service to their patients and help become an extension of Ochsner’s hardworking device clinic team. The data deluge from these devices can overwhelm cardiac practices, physicians and staff. With our platform and service, cardiology practices can focus on their patients, not data management.

More than 60 cardiology practices across the country use GHS’ service and solution.

As for Ochsner, this isn’t the first technology-related initiative the nonprofit system has launched as of late. Earlier this year, it announced the adoption of an artificial intelligence platform powered by cloud and AI technologies from Microsoft and Epic. More specifically, the tech relies on Epic’s machine learning platform and Microsoft Azure, a cloud computing service. Through the implementation, Ochsner’s rapid response team can proactively assist patients and detect and reduce adverse events.

Photo: BrianAJackson, Getty Images

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