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Coordination of a remote mHealth infrastructure for atrial fibrillation management during COVID-19 and beyond: TeleCheck-AF

Coordination of a remote mHealth infrastructure for atrial fibrillation management during... During the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, outpatient visits for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), were converted into teleconsultations. As a response to this, a novel mobile health (mHealth) intervention was developed to support these teleconsultations with AF patients: TeleCheck-AF. This approach incorporates three fundamental components: 1) “Tele”: A structured teleconsultation. 2) “Check”: An app-based on-demand heart rate and rhythm monitoring infrastructure. 3) “AF”: comprehensive AF management.This report highlights the significant importance of coordination of the TeleCheck-AF approach at multiple levels and underlines the importance of streamlining care processes provided by a multidisciplinary team, using an mHealth intervention, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, this report reflects on how the TeleCheck-AF approach has contributed to strengthening the health system in maintaining management of this prevalent sustained cardiac arrhythmia, whilst keeping patients out of hospital, during the pandemic and beyond. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Care Coordination SAGE

Coordination of a remote mHealth infrastructure for atrial fibrillation management during COVID-19 and beyond: TeleCheck-AF

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© The Author(s) 2020
ISSN
2053-4345
eISSN
2053-4353
DOI
10.1177/2053434520954619
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Abstract

During the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, outpatient visits for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), were converted into teleconsultations. As a response to this, a novel mobile health (mHealth) intervention was developed to support these teleconsultations with AF patients: TeleCheck-AF. This approach incorporates three fundamental components: 1) “Tele”: A structured teleconsultation. 2) “Check”: An app-based on-demand heart rate and rhythm monitoring infrastructure. 3) “AF”: comprehensive AF management.This report highlights the significant importance of coordination of the TeleCheck-AF approach at multiple levels and underlines the importance of streamlining care processes provided by a multidisciplinary team, using an mHealth intervention, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, this report reflects on how the TeleCheck-AF approach has contributed to strengthening the health system in maintaining management of this prevalent sustained cardiac arrhythmia, whilst keeping patients out of hospital, during the pandemic and beyond.

Journal

International Journal of Care CoordinationSAGE

Published: Sep 1, 2020

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