LindaCare has announced the release and installation at the University Hospitals Leuven (UZ Leuven) of OnePulse™ v1.0. The new company’s web-based software platform aims to improve the tele monitoring of patients suffering from heart failure (HF) and cardiac arrhythmia with Cardiac Implanted Electronic Devices (CIED), an estimated total of about 10 million patients worldwide.
The collaboration agreement between LindaCare and UZ Leuven was signed earlier this year to enhance the quality of follow-up care through tele-monitoring for patients affected by these type of conditions. After an intense and fruitful collaborative work with well-known implant device vendors – including Medtronic, Biotronik, St Jude Medical and Boston Scientific – LindaCare has provided the hospital and its patients with the first version of its advanced and innovative software.
LindaCare started the development of OnePulse™ when it realized that the CIED patient follow-up process using tele-monitoring was inefficient and human resource intensive - a potential risk factor in quality of patient care and an obstacle for extending the enrollment of tele-monitored patients. Nurses and physicians are still confronted on a daily basis with the complexity of having to manage a variety of different tele-monitoring systems from several CIED vendors in order to properly follow-up large numbers of patients.
“Having OnePulse™ v1.0 implemented in our department will bring a major benefit for the tele monitoring of our CIED patients. By unifying the patient alerts and managing their workflow into one single platform, OnePulse™ will make the whole telemonitoring process considerably more cost efficient for our teams and more reliable for our patients,” said Prof. Dr. Rik Willems, head of the cardiac electrophysiology unit at UZ Leuven.
Thanks to the close involvement and feedback provided by UZ Leuven’s cardiology nurses and physicians during OnePulse™’s software development process, several improvements have already been implemented to the existing functionalities and new features are planned for future software upgrades. OnePulse™ has also been successfully integrated with “KWS”, the Electronic Health Records (EHR) platform developed by UZ Leuven and deployed over the whole Nexus Health hospital group network.
“I am very pleased with the constructive collaboration between all parties involved, UZ Leuven as
well as the CIED vendors. At LindaCare, we want to make sure that we provide our customers with the best-in-class implementation and service. UZ Leuven is known for its high quality standards and for LindaCare having it as our first customer means setting the bar very high from day one ,” states Nicolas Giraud, co-founder and COO of LindaCare.
Shahram Sharif, founder and CEO of LindaCare, adds: “the timely release of OnePulse v1.0 and its first implementation at our reference customer UZ Leuven are the result of great team work and partnership between the two organizations. The positive responses and market traction already seen ahead of the official release of the software make us very confident about the positive impact OnePulse will have on optimizing CIED patient tele-monitoring at other hospitals and clinics similar to UZ Leuven”.