by Susan Eustis
Bosch Health Buddy Decision Support Tools
The Bosch Health Buddy decision support tools provide secure access to clinicians ready to monitor chronic patient conditions on a daily basis. A series of features and reports are designed to risk-stratify patient populations, enabling health professionals to improve clinical outcomes and patient quality of life while reducing the total cost of care.
Tools enable paperless data collection and disease management. Bosch Health Buddy system works by improving the frequency and quality of data collected without increasing administrative burdens. A task list offers care providers improved workflow when managing multiple patients with high and medium risk responses.
Trend graphs and patient reports allow care providers to understand, respond to and communicate patient data to other healthcare professionals. Care providers can create summary reports that look like a heat map to consider conditions of individuals or to compare groups of patients in an intuitive manner. Compliance reports, patient trend and result reports, and electronic patient records are generated. With the versatile design, the Bosch Health Buddy decision support tools can be applied to a wide range of disease states, disease management systems and patient populations.
The Bosch ViTelCare T400 home health monitor is another similar device.
Home health tele-monitoring supports the safety and well-being of patients with congestive heart failure, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), asthma, or mental health issues, as well as many combinations of these conditions. By providing a daily assessment of the patient’s vital signs and symptoms, the monitors alert clinicians to changing conditions, so someone can intervene before a home visit or hospitalization is required.