Health Monitoring

Keeping watch.

Enlighten Health offers decision support with routine testing for complex chronic diseases, such as chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular disease and metabolic bone disease, to help outcome improvements as well as financial management.

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About

The Health Monitoring Services (HMS) division of Enlighten Health has provided expert ambulatory cardiovascular testing for more than 20 years. Through a comprehensive cardiovascular services package, physicians can improve patient care while controlling expenses and reducing routine referrals.

Services

Depending on need, Health Monitoring Services offers physicians several flexible service options that can be adapted for each cardiovascular package.

Equipment is provided to physicians when a Health Monitoring Services (HMS) service agreement is in place. This agreement allows physicians to keep equipment in their offices as long as HMS provides analysis services.

Equipment is also provided to physicians on an as-needed basis for those clients whose need for ambulatory services is infrequent.

After-hours services are offered to physicians who provide 30-day event monitoring to their patients but do not have the resources to maintain constant coverage. HMS steps in to take calls from those patients around the clock—weekends and holidays included.

Equipment and Supplies

Health Monitoring Services provides and maintains all equipment necessary for testing.

  • Advanced digital technology as well as analog capabilities
  • Efficient and reliable components for patient hookup
  • A selection of lightweight, patient-friendly monitors that facilitate easy hookups for office staff and promote patient compliance
  • Extra monitors and backup equipment available as required

Holter Monitoring

Holter results are analyzed to identify a wide array of physiological events, including:

  • Disturbances in the electrical conduction of the heart
  • Myocardial changes associated with ischemia and infarction
  • Evaluation of treatment and drug therapies
  • Assessment of pacemaker and internal defibrillator function

The patient wears a Holter monitor for 24 to 48 hours, and data are recorded on cassette tapes (analog) or digital chips. Results, normally available within 24 hours of receipt of the Holter recording, can be sent to the physician via facsimile, telephone or electronic data transfer. Full disclosure printouts, heart rate variability and ST segment analysis are available on request.

Results Delivery

In addition to offering affordable and efficient services, our extensive business experience in the health care industry allows us to offer flexible billing alternatives in a unified billing and pricing structure.

Health Monitoring Services offers multiple results delivery options with rapid results reporting.

  • Reports are presented in a thorough, easy-to-read format
  • Results are analyzed by certified cardiac technicians to ensure reliability
  • Result accuracy is maintained through industry-standard analysis criteria and Enlighten Health’s comprehensive quality control program
  • Original reports are returned via Priority Mail, overnight carrier, digital transfer and facsimile

12-Lead Electro- cardiography (ECG)

The resting ECG is the standard procedure used for initial cardiovascular assessment. Health Monitoring Services provides customers with digital ECG equipment that can simultaneously acquire 10 seconds of ECG data in each of the 12 leads. The data are stored in the machine until transmitted via standard telephone lines to EHS centralized online ECG database.

Computer-assisted 12-lead electrocardiogram analysis:

  • Reduces manual process
  • Provides automatic serial comparison to previous tracings
  • Offers remote editing and retrieval capabilities
  • Can centrally maintain history via electronic storage and retrieval stacking
  • Generates and returns results to sender within minutes of receipt via facsimile or electronic data transfer

Patient- Activated Event Monitoring (PAEM)

Patient-activated event monitoring is a noninvasive cardiac procedure that helps physicians diagnose and evaluate transient symptoms that may be cardiac in origin, such as the following:

  • Syncope
  • Palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest discomfort
  • Dizziness

Event monitoring may also be employed

  • When extended periods of analysis are required
  • To follow up on pacemaker patients

Quality, state-of-the-art looping and nonlooping cardiac event monitors are made available to physicians as part of the HMS service agreement.

Data are transmitted via standard telephone lines, and results are available for immediate transmission to physicians. Results can be sent via facsimile, telephone or electronic data transfer. Physicians can establish their own critical benchmarks for emergency notification.

Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM)

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring can assist the physician in managing hypertension by recording multiple readings throughout a 24-hour period. ABPM is efficient in evaluating blood pressure in a variety of situations, including the following:

  • Diagnosing essential hypertension
  • Assessing the severity of secondary hypertension for patients with renovascular hypertension, chronic renal disease, pheochromocytoma, Cushing syndrome and hyperaldosteronism
  • Monitoring long-term hypertension therapy
  • Monitoring blood pressure through pregnancy
  • Evaluating and possibly ruling out white coat hypertension

Patients wear a small recording unit that is programmed to take systolic and diastolic readings at physician-determined intervals for as many as 250 oscillometric measurements. Data are downloaded from the physician’s office via modem to HMS’s receiving station. A computer-generated report with graphics is ready for transmission to the physician within minutes of receipt of data. Results are usually returned to the physician via facsimile but can be returned through commercial carrier.

Customer Support Services

  • Specialized, toll-free support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Answer questions and provide training on procedures, equipment operation, patient hookup and reports
  • Board-certified cardiologists available for over-reads and report confirmation
  • Routine and STAT
  • Centralized material and technical support