20 Mar CardioVisual Presents as 1 of 6 Finalists in the Boston Scientific-Google Connected Patient Challenge V
This February, CardioVisual was honored to be amongst six finalists in the Boston Scientific -Google Connected Patient Challenge V. We were recognized as a digital clinical navigator to empower the clinician-patient ecosystem with trusted information and digital engagement, and we had the opportunity to present our Digital Clinical Navigator to a panel of judges in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The contest was aimed at selecting the digital health concept that can help better manage chronic disease, and that is precisely what our Digital Clinical Navigator does.
The CardioVisual app engages an ecosystem of clinicians, patients, caregivers, healthcare systems, payors, and the community at large to take action in support of heart-healthy behaviors and improved health outcomes. This is particularly vital in today’s landscape, where heart disease is a leading global cause of death. According to the American Heart Association, “Cardiovascular disease… [accounted] for more than 17.6 million deaths in 2016, a number that is expected to grow to more than 23.6 million by 2030.”
We believe that it’s in the interest of public health to make a real clinical impact on chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. But in order to do so, healthcare providers need a thoughtful focus on engaging the patient throughout the entire cycle of care. Key to this engagement is aiding patients in understanding their health. An American Heart Association survey showed that though patients understand the link between poor health metrics and chronic disease, they often don’t know where or how to begin to manage their conditions. CardioVisual fills this trusted guidance gap with awareness, education, and real-time solutions by providing short, digestible educational content.
We collaborate with medical device manufacturers, pharma, and numerous content providers along with a network of clinician experts, cardiologists, and endocrinologists to curate and create comprehensive and digestible educational video content. Medicare recently revised its discharge policies to require that caregivers were educated as part of the discharge process. The CV app also ensures caregiver inclusion for improved outcomes. The CV app empowers the caregiver role by minimizing the fear and anxiety of supporting a loved one during an illness.
Empowering, guiding and engaging patients with timely and appropriate information can help improve compliance and adherence to treatments and reduce hospitalizations while helping reduce costs. Lower-cost digital tools such as mobile devices can further help improve access to information and improve awareness of disease and appropriate treatments.
Check out our Digital Clinical Navigator and Download the App: https://app.cardiovisual.com