[Information and communications technologies in CHF management programmes. Organizational challenges and evidence status]

Garcia Lizana F, Yanes Lopez V
Record ID 32011000305
English, Spanish
Authors' objectives:

To analyze and determine the effectiveness of remote monitoring programmes (RMP) for patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) in comparison to usual care (UC). To learn about different management models for CHF using information and communication technologies (ICT) and their organizational structure. Redesign a more efficient medical care process and its quality indicators.

Authors' recommendations: The evidence in effectiveness of telemonitoring programmes for patients with CHF were limited to short-term values. More research is needed about long-term clinical outcomes, organizational impact and costeffectiveness of programmes. In order to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of case management programs with ICT, new processes aimed at unstable patients should be redesigned, which should include different health care assistance levels as well as a multidisciplinary team.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2009
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Spain
MeSH Terms
  • Telemedicine
Organisation Name: Agencia de Evaluacion de Tecnologias Sanitarias
Contact Address: Instituto de Salud "Carlos III", Calle Sinesio Delgado 6, Pabellon 4, 28029 Madrid, Spain. Tel: +34 9 1 822 2005; Fax: +34 9 1 387 7841;
Contact Name: Luis M. Sánchez Gómez
Contact Email: luism.sanchez@isciii.es
Copyright: Agencia de Evaluacion de Tecnologias Sanitarias (AETS)
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