A pilot study of Home Automated Telemanagement (HAT) system in African Americans with congestive heart failure

Joseph Finkelstein, Cheryl R. Dennison

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Abstract

Existing telemonitoring systems provide limited support in implementing personalized treatment plans. We developed a Home Automated Telemanagement (HAT) system for patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) to provide support in following individualized treatment plans as well as to monitor symptoms, weight changes, and quality of life, while educating the patient on their disease. The system is designed to be placed in the patient's home and to communicate all patient data to a central server implementing real-time clinical decision support. The system questions the patient daily on their condition, monitors their weight, and provides the patient with instant feedback on their condition in the form of a 3-zone CHF action plan. Their medication regimen and suggested actions are determined by their care management team and integrated into the system, keeping a personalized approach to disease management while taking advantage of the technology available. The system is designed to be as simple as possible, making it usable by patients with no prior computer experience. This telemanagement system has been successfully designed and implemented to optimize the care of patients with congestive heart failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2nd International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine, eTELEMED 2010, Includes MLMB 2010; BUSMMed 2010
Pages90-94
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 18 2010
Event2nd International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine, eTELEMED 2010, Includes MLMB 2010; BUSMMed 2010 - St. Maarten
Duration: Feb 10 2010Feb 16 2010

Publication series

Name2nd International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine, eTELEMED 2010, Includes MLMB 2010; BUSMMed 2010

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine, eTELEMED 2010, Includes MLMB 2010; BUSMMed 2010
CitySt. Maarten
Period2/10/102/16/10

Keywords

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Self-management
  • Telemedicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Information Management

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    Finkelstein, J., & Dennison, C. R. (2010). A pilot study of Home Automated Telemanagement (HAT) system in African Americans with congestive heart failure. In 2nd International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine, eTELEMED 2010, Includes MLMB 2010; BUSMMed 2010 (pp. 90-94). [5432856] (2nd International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine, eTELEMED 2010, Includes MLMB 2010; BUSMMed 2010). https://doi.org/10.1109/eTELEMED.2010.32