Study of a digital health platform that allows building a different relationship with COVID-19 patients, looking at their needs, and favouring their autonomy
Keywords: Digital health; Telemedicine; Telemonitoring; COVID-19; Quality of life; Real world data
Images of some of the results obtained
Description of the Study:
- Title: Remote Monitoring of Patients with COVID-19 after Hospital Discharge with Connected Health Platform: Outcomes and Quality of Life.
- Principal Investigator: César Morcillo Serra.
- Co-investigators: Domingo Marzal Martín, Jorge Velázquez Moro and José Francisco Tomás Martínez.
- Centers of implementation: Hospital Sanitas CIMA de Barcelona and Hospitales Sanitas de Madrid.
- Study Population: 95 patients agreed with a mean age of 54 to participate (64% male) and they were discharged from the hospital with COVID-19 infection between March 23 and May 25, 2020. They had to be stable, have passed the critical period of the disease, remain fever-free for at least 48 hours, and have a baseline oxygen saturation > 92%.
- Study Type: Prospective observational study.
- Method: Patients infected by COVID-19 were followed for one month with the digital platform Connected Health connected via bluetooth to a pulse oximeter to study oxygen saturation measures, symptoms and quality of life.
Objectives of the Study:
Principal Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of a remote monitoring platform for the outpatient follow-up after hospital discharge by COVID-19.
More about this Study:
Background: Telemonitoring with applications and connected devices facilitates a more accessible and efficient attention. Its implementation has been accelerated thanks to the pandemic by COVID-19, where they have allowed the continuity of care.
Connected Health is a platform for remote monitoring, continuously, anytime, anywhere that allows to measure and see the evolution of vital signs with devices connected to the application and to answer health questionnaires adapted for different disease profiles.
For the follow-up of patients with COVID-19, a post-hospitalization profile was created, collecting the oxygen saturation measurements with a pulse oximeter, and allowing linking other devices or manually including other physiological measurements such as temperature or blood pressure. The application also allowed asking two daily quality of life questionnaires (EQ5D3L and CAT) and alert the medical team that could be contacted by video consultation.
Sanitas: This company, which was founded in 1954, has become the leading health and wellness ones in Spain. It has a network of hospitals with the best-specialized team, at the forefront of technology and accredited medical excellence.