Is dpv-ritmo designed for personal use or hospital application?
Kranz: dpv-ritmo supports all healthcare sectors, including medical practices, hospitals, or care facilities. The device can also be directly returned to dpv, which makes it ideally suited for cross-sectional diagnostics. It can be applied at the hospital, while the measurements continue even after the patient has been discharged.
You can also order the service directly at our myritmo.de website. Options range from simple heart rhythm analysis to a complete service package with an explanation of the medical findings by a physician.
How can patients and physicians benefit from this system?
Kranz: The technology offers physicians the opportunity to expand the range of their diagnostic services. It also saves time since they no longer have to personally analyze the data and handle device logistics. We call this "diagnostics as a service".
Since our system makes an otherwise time-consuming and uncomfortable exam scalable, more people can be checked for uneven heart rhythm to start treatment at an early stage and prevent secondary complications such as a stroke.
All experts believe the point of care will more and more move to the home. It’s an important shift, especially since healthcare access in rural communities is worsening, and upcoming big demographic changes means more people will receive services in care facilities. In this setting, it is easier to organize on-site care nationwide, besides making things more pleasant for the patients. Apart from these factors, an increasing number of people are taking more of their healthcare into their own hands, wanting to avoid long wait times for doctor’s appointments. The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a bright light on the opportunities of digital communication and hopefully the dpv-ritmo device will be regarded as an essential element of modern healthcare in the future.