Introducing CorBand™ – the missing link to reduce hospitalizations.
How It Works
Heart Failure affects 1 in 5 people in the U.S., resulting in a decreased
quality of life and the largest cost to the Medicare system.
The symptoms of heart failure come on gradually and by the time
they are noticed, it is often too late for preventative care resulting
in costly hospitalizations.
The physiologic changes leading to worsening heart failure and
hospitalization are well understood. Our technology continuously monitors
these parameters and relays them to the caregiver providing up to 3 weeks
advance notice of worsening conditions. This allows for proactive care,
preventing unnecessary hospitalizations, and increasing quality of life
for the patients while saving billions of dollars to the healthcare system.
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Wireless Telemetry To Caregiver
The CorBand™ can pair with a smartphone over Bluetooth to provide remote telemetry or use WiFi to directly stream data to the cloud for further analysis. The data is
then relayed directly to the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system of the caregiver allowing for streamlined access without altering the current workflow of the caregiver.
Designed For Simplicity
Since heart failure is most prevalent in the elderly population, the CorBand™ has been designed with them in mind. There is no display, no interface, and no adjustments required to
use the CorBand™. It simply slips onto the wrist and works. Our wireless telemetry allows us to detect when the device is not being used or if there is a problem,
enabling corrective actions. And when the battery is low, the entire device will light up, notifying the patient in a simple manner.
Our predictive algorithms determine the ideal times to perform measurements allowing for the highest level of signal quality while minimizing the number of
required measurements per day. This allows for months of battery life without requiring the device to be recharged - making the device easier to use.
About Heart Failure
Heart Failure (HF) is the end point of many
cardiovascular diseases - such as coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes - resulting in the inability of the heart
to pump sufficient blood to meet the body's demands. This leads to the accumulation of fluids in the lungs and
periphery, which left untreated, can be life threatening and results in more hospitalizations than all forms of cancer combined.
Despite the technological advances, the most prevalent method used to monitor for worsening heart failure
is through relying on daily patient self evaluations. However, as the symptoms typically get worse over the course of several
weeks, people do not always notice the day to day changes - and often times are not even compliant with the required
daily self-monitoring. Although numerous studies have indicated that 50% of the hospital admissions are preventable with
early detection and treatment, there are still over 1 million hospitalizations that take place every year.
Hospitals are highly incentivized to prevent 30 day readmissions and usually do so by having nurses call the patients every few days
and ask them how they are feeling as a way to monitor them. This is a timely and costly method to monitor patients and still relies on
self-reporting, but has been shown to reduce readmissions to hospitals by 5%-10%. However, this additional monitoring typically ends after 30
days and the 60 day readmission rate is still about 50%. Meaning half of the patients that are discharged from the hospitals are back within 60 days
for the same exact problem.
Being able to monitor the physiological parameters that have been demonstrated through multiple studies as being predictive for worsening
heart failure in a consistent and transparent method - and relaying that information to the patient's caregiver - will enable proactive treatments that
will increase the patient's quality of life, while decreasing the associated burden on the healthcare system. It has been estimated that a
reduction in hospitalizations translates to a Medicare savings of $4.8B and hospital savings of $9B annually.
5.8 Million Patients
Have congestive heart failure in the U.S. with 500,000 new patients annually. 23 million globally.
1+ Million Hospitalizations
Occur every year in the U.S. - half are preventable
$37 Billion Cost
To the U.S. - the largest expense for the Medicare system
Within 2 months of discharge, resulting in almost $500 million in Medicare penalties to hospitals.
11 Million Physician Visits
Heart failure is responsible for 11 million physician visits each year, and more hospitalizations than all forms of cancer combined.
Reza Naima, PhD
Founder & CEO "My goal is to develop technology that will save lives while helping solve the issue of ballooning medical costs."
Operations "I joined ReThink to fulfill my life-long passion of building a product
that can truly make a paradigm shift in the medical industry"
Liviu Klein, MD, MS
Scientific Advisory Board Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support and Heart Failure Device Program at UCSF. An expert on
both the disease and technology side