Ardent x Cadence Heart Health Month interview: The benefits of using Cadence to improve heart health
In a new interview, patient John McPartland opened up about the importance of taking care of his cardiovascular health as well as the benefits he has experienced from using Cadence’s remote patient monitoring services.
McPartland, who lives in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, is a patient at Utica Park Clinic, which is part of Ardent Health Services, the parent company of Hillcrest. Ardent and Cadence announced a partnership in January 2023 to implement a remote monitoring and responsive virtual care program across Ardent’s 30 hospitals and 200 sites of care in six states.
Cadence represents one of the new tools that Ardent patients can use in order to take better control over their heart health. The data shows that Cadence’s technology results in better clinical outcomes for heart failure patients, along with a lower cost of care.
McPartland, who suffers from congestive heart failure, has been on the Cadence service for more than six months and was initially referred by his primary care physician. “I thought anything I could do to help myself out was definitely worth giving a chance,” he shared.
Prior to using Cadence, McPartland says he was not nearly as aware of his health status. “I wasn’t paying as much attention as I should have to little changes in your weight and blood pressure,” he said. “Now I take it every day and sometimes multiple times a day, and it keeps me really aware of where I should be.”
Patients who are enrolled in Cadence are equipped with a set of smart devices, such as a blood pressure cuff, weight scale, or blood glucometer, that transmit their vital readings automatically to the Cadence care team and their own health care provider. The Cadence care team monitors the readings and reaches out if there is anything concerning, in consultation with the patient’s primary care provider.
“I’ve had Cadence call a couple times when my blood pressure dropped a little low, just to check on it and to make a modification to one of my medications,” McPartland shared.
The Cadence service provides the additional benefit of allowing patients and their providers to see all of their vital readings in a single place, without having to keep track of anything manually or write down their numbers on a piece of paper.
“It’s nice when I go to my cardiologist, and he says, "And how is your blood pressure?" I'm able to show him right on my phone exactly how it has been for that week, or even weeks previous,” said McPartland.
Overall, McPartland said he values the Cadence service and recommends it to other patients who might be similarly considering remote monitoring as a way to keep better track of their health on an ongoing basis.
“I’ve got nothing but good things to say about them,” McPartland shared. “It really does help you keep track of your health on a daily basis.”
If you are interested in learning more about Cadence and the benefits for patients, read more here. If you are a clinician considering using Cadence with your patients, read more about the benefits here. Listen to John's full story below.
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