Digital Healthcare for general care provision.

EvoCare® is recognized and billable in standard care by social insurance carriers in Germany and Austria. The method is a combination of face-to-face and digitally supported treatment.

Features of the EvoCare® treatment / requirements for effectiveness.

  • Evidence-based
  • Scientific proof
  • Digitally provided personal service
  • Digital documentation of treatment / implementation
  • Curative supervision, monitoring and evaluation
  • Continuous adaptation / follow-up + intervention
  • Care and treatment process and data safety audited by cost carriers
  • Tested and Approved

What do the studies say?

The EvoCare® method is working as well as classical therapy. It is billable as regular treatment. With EvoCare®, medical professionals have opportunities for providing barrier-free care. The method is a combination of face-to-face therapy and digitally supported treatment - under the guidance of physicians and therapists.
Definition of the "guidelines for teletherapy".

Scientific studies of the last two decades postulated the following key statements for the EvoCare® method:

EvoCare® method delivers equivalent quality.

Evocare® reduces travel costs at no extra charge.

High acceptance, feasibility and compliance.

No differentiation regarding age, gender, education.

Translating remarkably well to everyday life.

Enable participation for people with otherwise unmet medical needs.

Creating new jobs.

Clinic economists show profitability.

Orthopedics

Orthopedics.

Comparative Study „EvoCare" and „IRENA" Hilke, S. (Deutsches Telemedizin Zentrum e.V) Schellenberger, M. (Deutsches Telemedizin Zentrum e.V.) Schupp, W. (Fachklinik Herzogenauchrach) Beyer, W. (Orthopädie-Zentrum Bad Füssing) Hekler,J.,Kassner,D.,Kavelaars,B.,Tober,J.: Feasibility study on EvoCare® TeleTherapy as aftercare offer. 10.Reha-Symposium, Netzwerk RehabilitationsForschung Bayern e.V.,Bad Windsheim,Poster-AbstractS. 6, PosterNr.4, 2016

Cardiology.

Cardiology.

Wallner, K., Altenberger, J., Haller, U., Klausriegler, S., Kogler, B., Mairinger, I., Mueller, R., Rieder, R., Zauner, H.: Telerehabilitation in coronary artery disease (TRIC-study), 3 months data. European Society of Cardiology, Congress EuroPRevent, Amsterdam, Abstract: P414, 2014
Gerling, J., Haase, I .: Six-month controlled teletraining in phase II of cardio rehabilitation improves resilience, motivation and compliance even after one year. 14th Rehabilitation Science Colloquium, German Pension Insurance Federation, Hanover, DRV-Schriften Bd. 59, pp. 334-335,2005

Neurologie

Neurology.

Rupp, E.: Progress in treatment and diagnosis of central neurogenic speech disorders. Results of the "Teletherapy in Aphasia" project . Dissertation Ludwig- Maximilians-University, Munich. 2010
Rupp, E., Sünderhauf, S., Tesak, J.: Teletherapy in Aphasia: Results of a Study. Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF). 7th Annual Conference of the Society for Aphasia Research and Treatment. (GAB), Idstein, presentation, poster, 2007.

EvoCare® method - related topics.

 

Rehab aftercare at home - studies prove medical effectiveness and economic viability of EvoCare®..

First recognition by DRV in 2013: “The study results have been so positive, DRV Bayern Süd is now offering tele aftercare to all orthopedic patients in its clinics.” DRV Bayern Süd is the first statutory pension insurance provider to introduce a teletherapeutic aftercare program. “DRV Zukunft jetzt 4/2014 & Video: Was sagt Gerhard Witthöft zur EvoCare TeleTherapie?

"We want to ensure success in rehabilitation, for this we need care and therapy offers individual and convenient for our customers, modern and fast, and tailored to their personal needs and requirements," says Gerhard Witthöft (member of the management of Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bayern Süd). Teletherapeutic aftercare allows patients to complete their exercises in the comfort of their own homes at a time that is convenient for them. DRV Blickpunkt Süd 2/2014

Investigation of the effectiveness of the aftercare concepts IRENA and EvoCare teletherapy in patients with musculoskeletal disorders in relation to physical parameters. Prospective multicenter cohort study in a pre/post design, which led to the first regular approval of a teletherapeutic service in the Social Code (SGB) VI: Veröffentlichung ab Seite 268 ff

Statements on the evaluation Prof. Dr. Beyer, study leader: "Both aftercare systems achieve significant improvements in health status and - from a medical point of view – show there is no difference between the conventional IRENA procedure and EvoCare-TeleReha." Vergleich multimodale Nachsorge EvoCare mit IRENA

2015, Calculations by the Chair of Health Management, Friedrich Alexander University (FAU) Erlangen-Nuremberg, Prof. Dr. Oliver Schöffski. EvoCare® treatment is provided, for example, by clinics implementing a consistent medical-economic operating scenario of a telemedicine department for this purpose. "... Revenues of the new department come on top of the other monthly revenues of a rehabilitation clinic and increased the turnover significantly. The clinic under consideration shows a positive profitability with a gross margin of up to 16% in regular operation. ... ".

2016 Proof of EvoCare’s profitability: NRFB-Symposium, Abstract, page 6.

2018 nationwide recognition of EvoCare®’s digital treatment method. Approved medical rehabilitation facilities may add EvoCare®-TeleReha to their aftercare program and are reimbursed as part of standard care. COVID-19: Rundschreiben der Deutschen Rentenversicherung Bund Nr. 13/2020 vom 23. März 2020 an alle Reha-Einrichtungen. Zugelassene Tele-Reha wird in der Nachsorge für Patienten zu Hause mit EvoCare weitergeführt.

2020 official release - News for rehab providers: Largest statutory pension insurance in Europe with 57+ million customers now offers EvoCare. Insured patients can take advantage tele-rehab aftercare if the rehabilitation clinic is offering tele-rehab and the medical rehabilitation was provided there. Tele-rehab aftercare can only be provided by rehab facilities with the appropriate concession to carry out the specific offer. DRV TeleNachsorge + DRV Bund circular, February 8th, 2021 DRV TeleNachsorge + Rundschreiben DRV Bund vom 8. Februar 2021

Tele-Rehabilitation in Austria..

For more than 10 years, insured persons for social insurance carriers in Austria have been cared for with EvoCare®. Currently, the following healthcare facilities are part of the multi-indication platform: (GE) Bad Schallerbach (Bericht siehe Seite 6-7) und Bad Hofgastein für die BVAEB eingebunden.

Film report from 2015: In 2021 the facilities are connected to the platform through a a medical web app. EvoPads are made available as medical kits for patients’ home use: Medical Media Library vielgesundheit.at

TeleTherapy in the clinic and TeleRehabilitation at home: During the project’s pilot phase 2013, numerous questions about the use of EvoCare® were answered. Results: More than 80% of patients rated the quality of TeleTherapy as good and very good, more than 75% of patients wanted to use TeleTherapy as TeleRehabilitation at home as well, and therapy adherence was more than 70%. VAEB Annual Report 2014 (pp. 38-39)

Outpatient tele(rehabilitation). Published in the Annual Report 2014, Institute for Health Promotion and Prevention, Graz: Auszug Seite 14-16

Tele-physiotherapy: sustainable or short-lived hype? Excerpt of Abstract: "Outpatient tele-physiotherapy is significantly superior to standard care in regards to physical role functioning (SF-36) and satisfaction with the course of treatment." "96% of patients in the intervention group are satisfied or very satisfied." Overall, after 6 months, participants in the intervention group are significantly more satisfied than the patients in the comparison group. ”Published at the 2017 annual conference of the Austrian Society for Physical Medicine (ÖGPMR), November 17-18, 2017, Kepler University Clinic, Linz.

Telerehabilitation has been anchored in the General Social Insurance Act (ASVG) since December 13, 2018, with the National Council passing a social insurance reform. A great success for digitalization in the social system! EvoCare® TeleRehabiliation was one of the pioneering projects in Austria for the VAEB and the Pension Insurance Institution (PVA). .

Press Release April 9, 2020: Green Light for TeleTherapy in Austria. EvoCare brings health to the home - crisis-proof in times of Corona. APA-OTS Wien

Neurolinguistics. .

Milestone: cost covering. On November 6th, 2015, the Central Aid Office of the Berlin State Administration Office stated that "according to the decision of the medical officer, treatment with EvoCare® is medically necessary and the therapy units can be designated as 47b (speech therapy Individual treatment) of Annex 4 to § 23 State Aid Ordinance. The costs for EvoCare® TeleTherapy were covered by the Central Allowance Office and by Allianz Private Krankenversicherungs-AG.

Scientific article 2016: - "The EvoCare platform (Schultz & Gemünden 2002; Seewald, Rupp & Schupp 2004) uses a speech therapy plugin EvoLing includes a wide variety of excercises for auditory and written language comprehension as well as tasks for written language production. The effectiveness of EvoLing has been demonstrated in two randomized group studies. Subjects treated with EvoLing improved their linguistic abilities just as much as a group of patients receiving Face-to-face therapy (Rupp 2010; Rupp, Sünderhauf & Tesak 2007; Sünderhauf, Rupp & Tesak 2008)." Source: Aphasia and related areas, no. 2/2016, ISSN 1664-8595, 1. Relevance of new media for speech therapy, page 15.

Book reference 2019: “Teletherapy ... The EvoCare patient management system is offering the EvoLing exercise program for this purpose (Seewald, Lederhofer, Rupp et al. 2004). …” Source: Speech therapy in neurology, geriatrics and acute rehabilitation, Eibl, Katrin (author); Simon, Carmen (Author); Tilz, Christian (Author); Kriegel, Wolfgang (author), page 224, publication date: 06/2019, ISBN 9783437455018, Urban & Fischer Verlag / Elsevier GmbH.

Women's cardiology in North Rhine-Westphalia - telemedicine 1 year at home - Minister of Health Barbara Steffens visits the heart clinic. .

The therapy, which is individually tailored to the patient, is trained in the clinic and continued within your own four walls after the end of the rehab", explains the managing director of the Herzpark, Dr. Markus Küthmann… October 31, 2014 Federal Health Minister Gröhe visits the EvoCare treatment in the Herzpark. Full report

Pressemitteilung: Vorangegangen war eine Studie mit EvoCare® in der Kardiologie mit positiven Ergebnissen. Auszug: Die physische Leistungsfähigkeit der Patienten nahm in der EvoCare®-TeleReha-Gruppe im Vergleich zur konventionellen Reha-Gruppe signifikant zu. Quelle: TeleRehabilitation in coronary artery disease „TRIC“, Dr. K. Wallner, Fachtagungder European Society of Cardiology “EuroPRevent”, Amsterdam, 9. Mai 2014. Studie

Press release: This was preceded by a study with EvoCare® in cardiology with positive results. Excerpt: “Patients' physical performance increased significantly within the EvoCare® TeleReha group compared to the group in conventional rehab.” Source: TeleRehabilitation in coronary artery disease "TRIC", Dr. K. Wallner, Symposium of the European Society of Cardiology "EuroPRevent", Amsterdam, May 9, 2014. .

Abitare sicuri – Sicheres Wohnen mit EvoCare® für Ältere.

The program aimed at supporting ambient assisted living tested new home-care services and technologies to improve the safety and quality of life of seniors in their familiar environment. The program included therapy sessions on various topics concerning the elderly and intensified training at home. The participants enjoyed the training and practiced diligently. It was shown that through supervised teletherapy, 80% of the seniors improved their cognitive skills and motor skills. The project was accompanied by Dr. Hein, inventor of EvoCare®. Project page & Video

Digitalisierung bringt Vorteile für Kliniken.

When using digital methods in medical care, a wealth of criteria must be taken into account like new treatments needing to be evidence-based and new care options that need to be integrated into existing medical processes. A prerequisite for the implementation of digital methods in clinics is an economically positive effect: the digitally provided treatment service must be billable and digitization must not be an instrument to undermine the quality standards of conventional medical treatment. Support for digitalization to expand treatment into regular clinical operations can be provided in cooperation with the Medical Faculty of the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen - Nuremberg, with Prof. Dr. med. Harald Mang, the program representative for Medical Process Management.