Managed Care

Six milestones of prevention in one program

The Preventicus Managed Care Program is a large-scale and coherent population health best practice for effective stroke prevention. Our solution combines cutting-edge digital technologies, telecare services, and beyond-the-standard care approaches for early detection of atrial fibrillation (AF) and intervention. Preventicus Managed Care is a highly personalized, anonymous, and clinically proven program that can be easily implemented.

The Managed Care Path

Reach the risk group for absolute arrhythmia. Check the heart rhythm towards AF of thousands of citizens. Lead patients straight to the cardiologist, diagnose, and start therapy within our coordinated, easy-to-navigate Managed Care Program.

AF screening for 65+ citizens or 55+ plus additional risk factors

  • 1. Measuring

    It starts with a cardiac screening. Using the Preventicus® Heartbeats App, the citizen carries out regular checkups of heart rhythm. The simplicity of measurement makes the check accessible to everyone. If the algorithms detect irregularities, the Telecare Center is immediately notified.

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    2. Validating

    Medical technicians at the Preventicus Telecare Center validate the measurements: plausible and free of artifacts? As soon as the results are confirmed, the user gets a notification about possible AF.

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    3. Guiding

    By means of the Preventicus Heartbeats App, the citizen is referred to an associated local cardiologist or telecardiology center to arrange an appointment. Here ends the stage of screening in high-risk populations (secondary prevention) and the diagnosis, inhibition of disease progression, and reduction of potential complications (tertiary prevention) start.

AF confirmation by local cardiologists or telecardiology

  • 4. Monitoring

    The cardiologist applies the 14-day telemetric ECG. The patient will be monitored with a multichannel chest wall ECG patch – a wearable device provided as a part of the Preventicus Managed Care Program. Collected data is transferred to the Telecare Center and to the cardiologist.

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    5. Reporting

    The medical technicians from the Telecare Center continuously check whether the abnormal ECG segments are plausible and free of artifacts. Within these 14 days of telemetric ECG, the cardiologist will receive a summary report from the Telecare Center with relevant ECG segments.

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    6. Diagnostics and Treatment

    The cardiologist makes the final diagnosis and provides the patient with diagnosed AF with an appropriate treatment recommendation (e.g. long-term blood-thinning medication, also called anticoagulants, for stroke prevention). Then the patient is referred to standard care.

Centrally operated, locally tailored

Having constant feedback on the outcomes reported in the health-economic analyses, the scope and goals of the Managed Care Program can be flexibly adjusted to regional or national conditions. Well-managed, active stroke prevention improves healthy aging and reduces the burden on relatives of stroke patients, as well as on health and social care systems.