Building a multicenter telehealth network to advance chronic disease management

Saif Khairat, Namal Wijesinghe, Julian Wolfson, Rob Scott, Ray Simkus

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Abstract

The use of telehealth solutions has proved to improve clinical management of chronic diseases, expand access to healthcare services and clinicians, and reduce healthcare-related costs. The project aims at improving Heart Failure (HF) management through the utilization of a Telemedicine and Personal Health Records systems that will assist HF specialist in Colombo, Sri Lanka to monitor and consult with remote HF patients. A telehealth network will be built at an international site that connects five remote telehealth clinics to a central clinic at a major University Hospital in Sri Lanka where HF specialists are located. In this study, 200 HF patients will be recruited for nine months, 100 patients will be randomly selected for the treatment group and the other 100 will be selected for the control group. Pre, mid, and post study surveys will be conducted to assess the efficacy and satisfaction levels of patients with both care models. Moreover, clinical outcomes will be collected to evaluate the impact of the intervention on the treatment patients compared to control patients. The research aims at enhancing Heart Failure management through eliminating current health challenges and healthcare-related financial burdens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntegrating Information Technology and Management for Quality of Care
PublisherIOS Press
Pages299-302
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781614994220
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event12th International Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare, ICIMTH 2014 - Athens, Greece
Duration: Jul 10 2014Jul 13 2014

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume202
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other12th International Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare, ICIMTH 2014
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period7/10/147/13/14

Keywords

  • Chronic
  • Disease
  • Management
  • Network
  • PHR
  • Telemedicine

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    Khairat, S., Wijesinghe, N., Wolfson, J., Scott, R., & Simkus, R. (2014). Building a multicenter telehealth network to advance chronic disease management. In Integrating Information Technology and Management for Quality of Care (pp. 299-302). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 202). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-423-7-299