The Mecor programme from Health Care Systems GmbH provides a platform for telecoaching and telemonitoring of people living with heart failure (HF).
The telecoaching services include education, advice and personalised coaching. Participants weigh themselves every morning on the Mecor scale, which sends data to the telemonitor. They can register symptoms by answering yes/no questions on the monitor, and if the algorithm detects worsening disease it sends a signal to a trained nurse. The nurse decides whether it is necessary to contact the person with HF, for example reminding them to adhere to their medication plan or advising them to see a doctor. The patient decides whether they want the doctor to receive a report of the situation that called for the unscheduled appointment.
Links, references, and key reading
Health Care Systems GmbH. 2018. mecor® by HCSG. Available from: https://www.hcsg.de/program/#/program [Accessed 20/08/18]