Presentation on theme: "Using eHealth as a Tool in Neonatal Care at Home Anna Gund PhD Student Chalmers University of Technology Internet Based System for Chronic Heart Failure."— Presentation transcript:
Using eHealth as a Tool in Neonatal Care at Home Anna Gund PhD Student Chalmers University of Technology Internet Based System for Chronic Heart Failure Follow-up at Home & ™
Outline Background Technical description Applications –Heart Failure –Neonatal home care Future Demo!
About Care@Distance Financed by VINNOVA and Ortivus AB Began as a design project in 2001 PhD project 2005 - 2011 Teknologie licentiat, 2008 PhD 2011? Adj. Prof. Bengt Arne Sjöqvist, Prof. Kaj Lindecrantz ™
Challenges in Society Aging population Chronic diseases Security and integrity Laws and directives Increasing demands Acceptance Costs “Information overflow” / work load Distances Infections CVD
Project Goals and Purposes Improve treatment compliance and increase feelings of safety among patients by daily collection of health related data in the home. Improve disease management, and support care givers in decision making. Make personalized care possible, and create customized individualized care.
Project Goals and Purpose Introduce and test a solution for early deterioration warning; warn about deteriorating health at an early stage, and to avoid information overflow. Study how eHealth applications should be implemented in order to attain acceptance in the Swedish health care. Investigate how to design business models for successful commercialization
Health Care Benefits Daily monitoringSecure patients Better decision support More accurate and safer treatment Early warningsLess acute and unnecessary health deterioration Improved treatment compliance Healthier patients and better care outcomes Personalized careEfficient and correct treatment at an individual level ResultBetter care!
Internet Based Solutions Economic Robust Easy to maintain Easy to use Accessible Mobility High internet usage in Sweden
Previous trials - Pilot Performed 2007 Test of first prototype in home environment 2 patients, 1 month Evaluated by semi-structured interviews Good compliance with system System easy to use Blood pressure monitor a big problem
Preliminary Results Both Skype and Internet based prototype accepted by families Positive responses from all groups Skype-families tend to be very positive –Reduced need of home visits Many families decline –Problems with information? Acceptance more difficult among personnel than families –Important to get care personnel involved