Validation of a flexible and innovative platform for the home monitoring of heart failure patients: Preliminary results

A. Sciacqua, M. Valentini, A. Gualtieri, F. Perticone, A. Faini, G. Zacharioudakis, I. Karatzanis, Franco Chiarugi, C. Assimakopoulou, P. Meriggi, M. Di Rienzo, G. Parati

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

During the clinical validation of HEARTFAID, a platform of services for the medical-clinical management of heart failure (HF) in elderly subjects, performed in several European sites, special attention was paid to test Nurse@Home (N@H), a flexible and innovative application for the home monitoring of HF patients. This paper is focused on the validation performed in the sites of Catanzaro and Milan, Italy. In both validation sites selected patients, complying with the inclusion criteria, after giving written informed consent, were enrolled into the HEARTFAID platform and assigned to a home monitoring phase. The flexibility of N@H allowed the implementation of different telemonitoring procedures in each validation site. The flexible home monitoring, irrespective of the sensors used and of the transmission modality to the HEARTFAID platform, was generally well accepted and only minor difficulties were encountered. In Catanzaro, the evaluation of data coming from N@H was also useful to check two possible cases of decompensation The first results obtained put in evidence how the readiness of medical interventions on changes of the monitored parameters could be very important in order to prevent hospital readmission and to reduce health care costs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers in Cardiology
Pages97-100
Number of pages4
Volume36
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event36th Annual Conference of Computers in Cardiology, CinC 2009 - Park City, UT, United States
Duration: Sep 13 2009Sep 16 2009

Other

Other36th Annual Conference of Computers in Cardiology, CinC 2009
CountryUnited States
CityPark City, UT
Period9/13/099/16/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Validation of a flexible and innovative platform for the home monitoring of heart failure patients: Preliminary results'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Sciacqua, A., Valentini, M., Gualtieri, A., Perticone, F., Faini, A., Zacharioudakis, G., Karatzanis, I., Chiarugi, F., Assimakopoulou, C., Meriggi, P., Di Rienzo, M., & Parati, G. (2009). Validation of a flexible and innovative platform for the home monitoring of heart failure patients: Preliminary results. In Computers in Cardiology (Vol. 36, pp. 97-100). [5445460]