Recora and UNC Health Rex Partner for Virtual Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

The partnership expands access for heart disease patients to participate in home-based rehab throughout the health system's North Carolina service area

Recora today announced its partnership with UNC Health Rex to launch virtual cardiac rehabilitation for the Raleigh, North Carolina community and surrounding areas. The addition of a home-based cardiac rehab program creates new, innovative opportunities for heart disease patients to recover safely from the comfort of their own homes.

"We are truly excited to be at the forefront of healthcare technology to help heart disease patients improve their condition and extend their lives," said Diana Massa, Vice President of Clinical Operations, UNC Rex. "This partnership with Recora aligns with our mission of providing the best in health services through compassionate care and leading-edge technology."

Recora's Virtual Cardiac Recovery Program provides virtual tools for UNC Rex heart disease patients that enable them to access and engage with their rehabilitation program at home, helping patients overcome common challenges with transportation and scheduling that could prevent them from participating in the past, along with receiving on-demand support from care teams, 24/7 chat, and additional resources made available to help continue their progression throughout the program.

Recora's partnership with UNC Rex in the North Carolina market adds to its continuing growth throughout the United States, including new partnerships formed with providers in Arizona, Florida, and Louisiana in recent months.  

"Having the opportunity to work with UNC Rex is a thrilling endeavor for our organization," said Recora CEO Abhishek Chandra. "The need for virtual cardiac rehab is more evident than ever before, and we are pleased to open this program to the community served by UNC Rex."

Recora's Cardiac Recovery Program has garnered industry-leading results that include:

  • 15% hospital readmission rate for Recora patients, versus the national average of 43% across Medicare patients with heart failure at six months.
  • 87% Recora cardiac recovery program completion rate, versus the national average of 26%. 
  • 80% of patients with hypertension markedly improved their blood pressure due to diet and exercise
  • 94% of Recora patients adhere to their cardiac medication.
  • 80% improvement of distance and strength gains among Recora patients.


Recora's mission is to redefine the future of heart health. Recora's Cardiac Recovery Program for health systems, medical groups and health plans makes it easier to recover from a cardiac event through immersive programs delivered online. With Recora, healthcare providers are able to establish a longitudinal relationship with patients and help them live longer, fuller lives. To learn more, visit


For 125 years, UNC Health Rex has provided expert care for the Wake County community and surrounding areas. With more than 7,400 co-workers, UNC Rex is a private, not-for-profit healthcare system and is a member of UNC Health. UNC Rex provides various health care services throughout Wake County with facilities in Apex, Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Wakefield and Raleigh. To learn more, click here.

Contact Information:
Adam Hritzak
Director of Marketing, Recora
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Phil Bridges
Executive Director, Integrated Communications
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