Holy Cross Hospital Announces First use of Newest Remote Monitoring Technology for Cardiac Device Patients

Medtronics MyCareLink Patient Monitor

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Holy Cross Hospital recently became one of the first hospitals in Florida to offer its patients the MyCareLink ™ Patient Monitor––a simplified remote monitoring system with global cellular technology that transmits patients’ cardiac device diagnostic data to their clinicians from nearly any location in the world where a cellular signal is available.

Using Medtronic’s latest remote monitoring system available, patients with Medtronic implanted cardiac devices at Holy Cross Hospital will be able to transmit important device data from their pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) or implantable cardiac monitors (ICMs) with a simplified, step-by-step remote monitor that uses patient-friendly visual prompts, fewer wires than its predecessor, and connectivity to a global cellular network. The monitor allows clinicians to do a quick check “interrogation” of a patient’s device.

“This remote monitoring technology will help our facility provide effective and efficient service to our patients with cardiac devices, making it easier for patients to transmit their data, compared to in-office visits,” said Patrick A. Taylor, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer  of Holy Cross Hospital. “The simplified, user-friendly design and interface make it easy for patients to set up the monitor – even when they travel.  And our clinicians can continue to follow these patients from any location that has a cellular connection.”

Remote monitoring allows patients with Medtronic cardiac devices to have regularly scheduled device checks done remotely – via the Medtronic CareLink® Network – to ensure their device is functioning properly. Physicians receive the cardiac device data and are able to determine any necessary follow-up in a timely fashion.

The Medtronic CareLink Network
The Medtronic CareLink Network is the leading remote monitoring system, supporting the greatest number of cardiac devices.1  The CareLink Network provides health care providers and patients the convenience of telemedicine by remotely monitoring patients implanted with Medtronic cardiac devices and providing comprehensive data received from the devices to their physicians.

For more information about the Medtronic CareLink Network or for a physician referral, call 954-772-2136.

1 CareLink System Database, July 2014, Medtronic Data on File.

About Medtronic
In collaboration with leading clinicians, researchers and scientists, Medtronic offers the broadest range of innovative medical technology for the interventional and surgical treatment of cardiovascular disease and cardiac arrhythmias. The company strives to offer products and services that deliver clinical and economic value to healthcare consumers and providers worldwide.

About Holy Cross Hospital
A part of Trinity Health, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Holy Cross Hospital is a full-service, non-profit Catholic hospital operating in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. Since opening its doors in 1955, the 557-bed hospital has offered progressive services and programs to meet the evolving healthcare needs of individuals and families we serve.  Today, Holy Cross has more than 600 physicians on staff representing more than 40 specialties and more than 3,000 employees. To learn more about Holy Cross Hospital, visit holy-cross.com, “like” Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale on Facebook, or follow @holycrossfl on Twitter.