McLaren Bay Region's New Partnership Creates A Better Quality Of Care For Cardiac Device Patients
BAY CITY, MICH – McLaren Bay Region is excited to announce a new strategic partnership with Oregon-based Vector Remote Care (VRC). Under the new partnership, patients with cardiac devices wirelessly transmit their collected data through a wifi or cellular connection to VRC. Patients with implanted cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators are checked at home routinely and the information is sent to the device clinic staff back at McLaren Bay Region. The information is organized to alert staff about how the pacemaker/ICD is working, and includes information about heart rhythm changes. The McLaren Bay Device Clinic staff, under the leadership of Dr. Rehan Mahmud, use this information to keep a close eye on every patient they follow.
“Our new partnership with Vector Remote Care provides the very best defense against arrhythmia for our patients. Vector’s cardiac device experts review and summarize every episode, minimizing false alerts and providing us with actionable information, “ says Tiffanee Wazny-Kohl, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, a nurse practitioner at the McLaren Bay Device Clinic. “We currently monitor approximately 4,000 patients at once. A patient can be experiencing a heart rhythm problem or a device problem without realizing it.”
At the time of signing contract, McLaren was the largest clinic working with Vector; they are the first clinic in Michigan to team with, and also the first hospital system that they have teamed up with nationwide. In addition to advanced monitoring, the partnership also helps ensure that patients know when they send or miss a transmission. It also offers finely tuned scheduling and on-time reporting which leads to a better quality of care for their cardiac device patients.