The Implications of Cardiovascular Home Monitoring Rehabilitation - Mobile Applications as Optimum Solutions for the Future

Mihaela Raileanu, Stefan Busnatu, Crina Sinescu

Abstract


This paper examines the home monitoring system used in our Department of Cardiology in the Future Internet Social Technological Alignment in Healthcare (FI-STAR) project - a project focused on secondary prevention in cardiology (www.fi-star.eu). The system used is composed of bluetooth capable medical devices that collect vital parameters though CardioStar application (an application that was developed in collaboration with computer engineers. The collected data are transmitted in real time to a central server in our hospital, where there is a continuous supervision of the parameters. We evaluated this system in order to prove its use in reducing the cardiovascular risk and increasing the adherence to the life-style changes.
This paper presents the analysis of the MAST (Model for Assessment of Telemedicine) evaluation - which is the best way of evaluation for the telemedicine solutions - from the professional point of view. The questionnaires of evaluation were performed anonymous on a online platform. The application passed successfully the MAST evaluation, demonstrating that the developed telemedicine system designed for our cardiac patients fulfills its purpose in the secondary prevention.

Keywords


electronic devices; home monitoring system; mobile application; telemedicine.

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International Journal of Online Engineering (iJOE).ISSN: 1861-2121
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