Digital pen-based telemonitoring of elderly heart failure patients
2013 (English)In: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, ISSN 0926-9630, E-ISSN 1879-8365, Vol. 192, 1062-1062 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Considering that a majority of elderlies are non-users of computers and Internet we developed a telemonitoring system for elderly heart failure (HF) home care patients based on digital pen technology - a technology never used before by this patient group. We implemented the system in clinical use in a 13 months long study. Fourteen patients (mean/median age 84 years) with severe HF participated. They accepted the technology and performed daily reports of their health state using the digital pen and a Health Diary form. Via the system the clinicians detected all HF-related deteriorations at an early stage and thereby prevented hospital re-admissions for all patients during the study, implying improved symptom control and large cost savings.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOS Press , 2013. Vol. 192, 1062-1062 p.
Medical and Health Sciences Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-100784DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-289-9-1062ISI: 000341021700330PubMedID: 23920836 [OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-100784DiVA: diva2:663728