Platform for telemonitoring, specialist telemedicine and telehealth aimed at patients with chronic diseases. Enables management of their state of health and the optimization of the therapy.
- Public health organization (Region)
Needs and objectives
Telemedecin Project: The need for a computerized network for the clinical support-care and monitoring of patients in treatment of rheumatoid diseases; for their continuous monitoring, integrating among the objectives the improvement of communication between the stakeholders of the system (patients, nurses, rheumatologists).
- The software developed for the project allows patient registration by the specialist using touch technologies (tablet and/or totem touch-screen). From that moment on, every patient has the possibility to interact with the specialist center, all through a single platform through which are collected outcomes (pain, functional disability, disease activity as well as adherence to treatment); the same platform allows the sending of an automatic alert, in the way defined by a specific algorithm, to competent authorities.
- In a subsequent step the platform will provide access to personal data by means of a card (RHEUMACARD) so that the patient, the General Practitioner (MMG – Medico di Medicina Generale) and other specialists in rheumatology will be able to view the status of the patient with the variations in their condition over time.
- The specific App will allow nurses to collect data during home visits with a tablet and subsequently sync the data with the system.
- The project relies on web-based and mobile technologies to facilitate adoption, reduce costs and increase integration with technologies and existing devices. For each process stakeholder a dedicated service has been designed:
- Patients → Remote access to the system via the web interface (PC/mobile), for telemonitoring
- Nurses → tablet and specific app for mobile use (offline) during home visits
- Doctors → local access via browser/mobile for the compilation of dossiers
- 140 patients enrolled, 500 forecast in 1 year (only on AR).
- 20% reduction in outpatient visits and consequent increase in satisfaction for the patient (specifically relative to the reduction in travel) and economic savings for the National Health Service (SSN – Servizio Sanitario Nazionale).
- Positive perception for the adoption of a system that is technologically advanced.
- Improvement of doctor-patient communication.