Design and implementation of home automated telemanagement system for patients with ulcerative colitis

Joseph Finkelstein, Jeffrey Wood, Raymond Cross

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Abstract

We developed a Home Automated Telemanagement (HAT) system for the computer-guided management of patients with ulcerative colitis to monitor symptoms, medication compliance, weight changes, and quality of life, while educating the patients on their disease. The system runs on a laptop computer connected to a phone line and a digital scale placed in the patient's home. The system questions the patient on their condition, monitors their weight, and provides the patient with feedback on suggested management techniques. Their medication regimen and suggested actions are determined by their physician and integrated in to the system, keeping a personalized approach to disease management while taking advantage of the technology available. This low-cost telemanagement system has been successfully introduced to optimize the care of patients with ulcerative colitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine, eTELEMED 2009
Pages220-226
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventInternational Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine, eTELEMED 2009 - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Feb 1 2009Feb 7 2009

Other

OtherInternational Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine, eTELEMED 2009
CountryMexico
CityCancun
Period2/1/092/7/09

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Finkelstein, J., Wood, J., & Cross, R. (2009). Design and implementation of home automated telemanagement system for patients with ulcerative colitis. In Proceedings - International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine, eTELEMED 2009 (pp. 220-226). [4782661] https://doi.org/10.1109/eTELEMED.2009.44