In the health sector, there is an increasing focus on short term hospital stays and the possibility of care and treatment in one’s own home – both to save resources at the hospital, but especially to make the course of treatment more comfortable for the patient and less interfering in the everyday life.
CoLab Odense has, in collaboration with the companies of Apple and Medware, build a test setup that connects Apple Health Kit with the app My Hospital. In this way, data is transferred directly from the patient’s smartphone to the app My Hospital and thereby to the journal system Cosmic.
The project covers three smaller projects that build on the results of one another.
The projects were:
- The development of a test setup at the Department of Nephrology at OUH
- A generic test setup including the planning and completion of five testings of the patient course with monitoring equipment for blood pressure, weight, sleep and Apple Watch
- A project with CoLab plug’n’play to develop a manual for the composition of courses based on experiences from the completed tests og technology and patient courses.
The aim of the project is to provide patients with chronic diseases (initially kidney patients) with the posibility of carrying out measures from home (= home monitoring) and thereby decrease the number of trips to the hospital. The first setup focuses on the measuring of blood pressure, but in principle, the setup may be expanded to the measuring of weight, sleep etc.
The patients expressed satisfaction with the possibility of measuring the blood pressure at home in peace, a few expressed that is was nice to be able to carry out the entire process at once, which ensured them that the blood pressure value was sent.
Lisbeth Thisted Andersen Malte Kongstad Deleuran
Start: September 2016
End: November 2017
WHAT IS HEALTH KIT?
Apple Health Kit is an app on newer iPhones that may be used to collect and show data from other apps that are able to count steps, measure the blood pressure or register weight.