The underestimated disease
thrombosis is a disease which is often underestimated in the population and in which blood clots form in a vessel.
The number of patients on anticoagulant medication is continuously increasing in industrialized countries, mainly due to the growing number of patients with apronasic fibrillation and also the increased use of intravascular prosthetic materials.
In Germany, approximately 900,000 patients are orally anticoagulated with vitamin K antagonists (coumarin derivatives). The estimated number of undetected cases is one percent of the total population of patients who require treatment but do not receive treatment.
Despite many improvements in therapeutic approaches, oral anticoagulation is still associated with serious complications and leads to high follow-up costs in the treatment of side effects due to individual impairments in patients. The incidence of stroke in nonanticoagulated patients with atrial fibrillation is about 6% per year, and about 3% per year under anticoagulation. The preventive effect of anticoagulation increases by almost 80% depending on age.
During oral anticoagulation, blood values must be checked regularly. In order to achieve an optimal setting at all times, good communication between the patient and the treating doctor is important. For this purpose, Ontaris offers a new service with the EasyPen, the thrombosis service.
Once a week, patients measure their blood values themselves and enter them into a diary with the EasyPen. As soon as they make a transmission hook, the values are sent to the attending physician with the corresponding mobile phone for checking.
This provides patients with a high level of safety and quality of life!
The CareOnline system is interesting for all hospitals that have an in-house coagulation outpatient clinic and offer patient training for self-measurement. The CareOnline system can be taken into account when negotiating service complexes with the health insurance companies (GKV/PKV) and can also be negotiated as a structural contract.