Data is knowledge. Research sits in our DNA.

Creating space for care is Luscii’s mission. And we are eager to prove that it works. Through studies into the effects and validation of Luscii programmes with leading research.

Every euro invested in this platform saves €8 in healthcare costs.

Investing in remote patient monitoring with Luscii pays off, as shown by the research of UMC Utrecht. More than 200 patients participated in the Safe@Home study led by Prof. Dr. Mireille Bekker. And the outcome? Luscii-users had fewer visits, fewer ultrasounds and fewer days in hospital. This resulted in time and net savings of almost 20% (source).

Every euro invested in this platform saves € 8

The only way we can prevent a healthcare disaster is by being smart.

Figures of the personnel shortage in the healthcare sector are clear-cut. The Social and Economic Council (SER) calculated that in 2040, almost twice as many people will need to work in care if nothing changes (source). But this labour force is nowhere to be seen.

According to the Prognosis Model of Healthcare and Well-being, there will be 74,000 vacancies in 2022 (source). And that’s not all. The drop-out rate among healthcare personnel is exceptionally high. In 2019, 1.3 million Dutch employees suffered from burn-out (source), with the care sector in the top 3. The problem is exacerbated even further by the substantial exodus of 150,000 healthcare workers on a yearly basis (source).

Two nurses looking at the Luscii dashboard

Digital healthcare has long been touted as a tool to help turn things around. And more and more research is showing that it helps. In 2020, a long-term study on our data showed the effects of using Luscii for patients with COPD and heart failure. The number of admissions dropped significantly in the heart failure group, as did the costs due to fewer diagnostics and fewer outpatient visits (source). This research turned out to be the first in a series of publications demonstrating such positive effects.

Up to 56% less time needed by nurses. And, crucially, more time for the patient.

With Luscii, patients are no longer scheduled for standard check-ups. Instead, they only attend an appointment if home measurements indicate they should (source). For maternity care, this saves a huge amount of time. And the same goes for parts of cardiac care, saving up to 56% of nurses’ time, as shown at the OLVG (internal study, publication pending). Again in England, research by NHS Sunderland revealed 58% fewer emergency room visits among patients with COPD (source).

A patient waiting in the hospital

Early discharge from hospital by up to 11 days. Luscii actively eases the burden of care.

With the Luscii Home Measuring app, patients recover faster at home. This proved effective in reducing admissions for hypertension (source) and heart failure (source). During the corona pandemic, this proved to be of even greater value. Virtual home admissions freed up immediate capacity. Maasstad Hospital discharged patients with Luscii, a saturation meter and oxygen 11 days earlier, on average (source). Antonius Hospital benefited too, freeing up more than 6 days thanks to the use of Luscii (source).

A patient sitting down with her doctor

More than 50% savings due to fewer diagnostics and other factors. Luscii makes sense.

As well as outpatient visits and admissions, diagnostics appear to be a significant driver of healthcare consumption. UMC Utrecht investigated the matter. The results? By using Luscii, patients visited the hospital less often. Besides saving time, this led to 15% fewer diagnostic interventions in pregnant women (source). In COPD too, less diagnostics played an important role in the reduction of healthcare costs, by as much as 51% (source).

Two doctors discussing a patient

Patient-friendly and better. Patients rate Luscii 4.5*.

Luscii doesn’t just help save time. It also delivers modern care, which is more patient-friendly. The majority agree on that. Patients rate Luscii 4.5 out of 5 stars (source). Both young and old. And even vulnerable patients appreciate this remote form of care. In recent research, 97% of patients recommend care with Luscii (source).

Luscii Medical Developer Conference. The place to share knowledge.

At LMDC, healthcare professionals come together. They share their experiences, research results and areas for improvement. In 2022, LMDC is scheduled for the 13th of October. Want to join? Follow us on LinkedIn for any announcements or check out the videos from last year.

If you do what you did, you get what you had. Will you create and research the future with us?

The opportunities for digital healthcare are very promising. Our own research shows that. But we’re not there yet. We are just at the beginning of one of the most revolutionary transformations in healthcare. That means much more research is needed into the effectiveness and use of Luscii in daily care. In the Luscii Library, you will already find more than 40 programmes, including resources and reviews. Take a look for yourself or get in touch if you have a research proposal!

Publications

  1. van den Heuvel JFM, Kariman SS, van Solinge WW, Franx A, Lely AT, Bekker MN. SAFE@HOME – Feasibility study of a telemonitoring platform combining blood pressure and preeclampsia symptoms in pregnancy care. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2019 Sep;240:226-231. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2019.07.012. Epub 2019 Jul 15. PMID: 31330428. Link
  2. Josephus F.M. van den Heuvel, A. Titia Lely, Jolijn J. Huisman, Jaap C.A. Trappenburg, Arie Franx, Mireille N. Bekker, SAFE@HOME: Digital health platform facilitating a new care path for women at increased risk of preeclampsia – A case-control study, Pregnancy Hypertension, Volume 22,2020, Pages 30-36. Link
  3. Jongsma KR, van den Heuvel JFM, Rake J, Bredenoord AL, Bekker MN. User Experiences With and Recommendations for Mobile Health Technology for Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy: Mixed Methods Study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2020;8(8):e17271. Published 2020 Aug 4. doi:10.2196/17271 . Link
  4. Jorien M.M. van der Burg, N. Ahmad Aziz, Maurits C. Kaptein, Martine J.M. Breteler, Joris H. Janssen, Lisa van Vliet, Daniel Winkeler, Anneke van Anken, Marise J. Kasteleyn, Niels H. Chavannes, Long-term effects of telemonitoring on healthcare usage in patients with heart failure or COPD, Clinical eHealth, Volume 3, 2020, Pages 40-48. Link
  5. Kauw D, Koole MAC, Winter MM, Dohmen DAJ, Tulevski II, Blok S, Somsen GA, Schijven MP, Vriend JWJ, Robbers-Visser D, Mulder BJM, Bouma BJ, Schuuring MJ. Advantages of mobile health in the management of adult patients with congenital heart disease. Int J Med Inform. 2019 Dec;132:104011. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2019.104011. Epub 2019 Oct 15. PMID: 31654966. Link
  6. Koole, M.A.C., Kauw, D., Winter, M.M., Dohmen, D.A.D., Tulevski, I. I., de Haan, R., Somsen, G.A., Schijven, M.P., Robbers-Visser, D., Mulder, B. J. M., Bouma, B. J., and Schuuring, M. J. (2019). First real-world experience with mobile health telemonitoring in adult patients with congenital heart disease. Neth Hearth J 27: 30-37. Link
  7. Grutters LA, Majoor KI, Mattern ESK, Hardeman JA, van Swol CFP, Vorselaars ADM. Home telemonitoring makes early hospital discharge of COVID-19 patients possible. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2020 Nov 1;27(11):1825-1827. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocaa168. PMID: 32667985; PMCID: PMC7454667. Link
  8. Michael C. van Herwerden, Job van Steenkiste, Rachida el Moussaoui, Jan G. den Hollander, Gea Helfrich en Iris J.A.M. Verberk, Thuisbehandeling van covid-19-patiënten met zuurstof en telemonitoring. NED TIJDSCHR GENEESKD. 2021;165:D5740 Link
  9. Josephus F.M. van den Heuvel, Christiaan van Lieshout, Arie Franx, Geert Frederix, Mireille N. Bekker, SAFE@HOME: Cost analysis of a new care pathway including a digital health platform for women at increased risk of preeclampsia, Pregnancy Hypertension, Volume 24, 2021, Pages 118-123. Link

There are already 40 Luscii home monitoring programmes. The following 3 are currently in the spotlight. Take a look.

LONG covid

Long COVID

Follow-up for COVID-19 positive patients after (ICU)admission to the hospital.

Canisius Wilhelmina Hospital

Orthomobi

Orthomobi

Monitor the patient before and after the surgery, which provides the opportunity to signal and address problems in time.

St. Maartenskliniek

Menopause

Menopause

Telemonitoring of symptoms of women during the menopausal transition before and after consultation and providing educational.

OLVG