02/23/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/23/2021 14:37
Hospital administrations are feeling the pressure to reduce readmissions of patients experiencing frequent exacerbations of their chronic lung condition, like bronchiectasis or COPD. Similarly, clinicians all over the country are challenged with finding the most effective treatment option to help patients so they can experience symptom relief and get back to living a healthy, active lifestyle.
As an extension of your healthcare team, Electromed offers three solutions to support your outpatient care programs:
Setting your patients up for improved airway clearance begins the moment you prescribe them the SmartVest Airway Clearance System. The SmartVest is clinically proven to break the cycle of chronic lung infections and can help keep patients out of the hospital.
The SmartVest is an HFCWO therapy device that works to support the body's natural breathing process by delivering repeated pulses of air that gently squeeze and release the chest wall to help loosen, thin, and propel mucus towards major airways where it's easier to cough out. Beyond its effectiveness in helping patients breathe easier, SmartVest also takes the pressure off prescribing a new treatment plan for patients.
1. Simple Ordering
We understand that clinicians and their healthcare teams are busy and your focus is helping patients find relief. Therefore, you need a simple solution that offers a streamlined prescription process and equips your patients with the tools, information, and training they need to comfortably and independently manage therapy at home.
2. Direct Contact
Once we receive a prescription, one of our customer support liaisons will contact your healthcare team to complete the prescription process.
Whether your healthcare team or patient has questions, they will now have a direct line of communication with our support team. That means when they call us, they always speak to a live person, not a machine. And because our goal is to make prescribing SmartVest easy by working directly with insurance providers, you and your team can focus on what matters most: patient health and wellness.
3. Patient Training
Beginning a new treatment can feel stressful. Your patients may have questions and concerns. That's where we come in to help! In addition to simplifying the prescription process, we also offer in-home training for each patient you prescribe SmartVest.
Your patients will receive a call from a friendly Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) who will answer their questions and schedule a time for training, so they can start enjoying the benefits of SmartVest.
As the prescriber, you also have access to SmartVest Connect to stay in touch with patients and monitor their progress.
Did you know that, on average, SmartVest releases 91% of its air between compressions? That means your patients have more breathing room to perform therapy and less pressure on their chest. And less pressure leads to a more comfortable therapy.
Learn more about how SmartVest takes the pressure off clinicians and patients as well as additional resources and clinical-evidence on the benefits of making SmartVest a part of your patient's treatment plan.
 Powner, J, et al. Employment of Algorithm of Care Including Chest Physiotherapy Results in Reduced Hospitalizations and Stability of Lung Function in Bronchiectasis. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, BioMed Central. 25 Apr. 2019.
 Pokorney J. Comparison of Oscillatory Trough Pressure Generated by High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) Systems: A White Paper.