PHTS scores Coburg contract

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Personal HealthCare Telemedicine Services (PHTS) Telemedizin, a Düsseldorf, Germany-based subsidiary of SHL TeleMedicine of Zurich, Switzerland, reported that it has been contracted to provide telemedicine services in the Coburg region of Germany. Private health insurer HUK-Coburg-Krankenversicherung is joining insurer Deutsche BKK in a project with the Klinikum Coburg for the region, according to the firm.

Patients suffering from chronic congestive heart failure, depending on their disease pattern, are receiving a SHL telemedicine system for home use that transmits their vital signs and other important parameters to the medical monitor center of PHTS. Physicians and specialized medical staff analyze the data and provide assistance according to the pre-approved medical protocols, SHL said.