Delivering chronic heart failure telemanagement via multiple interactive platforms

Joseph Finkelstein, Jeffrey Wood

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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 was developed for both a laptop computer and a Nintendo Wii. 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 systems are designed to be as simple as possible, making it usable by patients with no prior computer or videogame experience. A feasibility assessment in African American patients with CHF and without prior computer or videogame experience demonstrated high level of acceptance of the CHF HAT laptop and Wii systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWMSCI 2011 - The 15th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings
Pages207-212
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event15th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, WMSCI 2011 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Jul 19 2011Jul 22 2011

Publication series

NameWMSCI 2011 - The 15th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings
Volume2

Other

Other15th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, WMSCI 2011
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period7/19/117/22/11

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Keywords

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Self-management
  • Telemedicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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Finkelstein, J., & Wood, J. (2011). Delivering chronic heart failure telemanagement via multiple interactive platforms. In WMSCI 2011 - The 15th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings (pp. 207-212). (WMSCI 2011 - The 15th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings; Vol. 2).