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Home monitoring and decision support for international liver transplant children

  • Complications may occur after a liver transplantation, therefore proper monitoring and care in the post-operation phase plays a very important role. Sometimes, monitoring and care for patients from abroad is difficult due to a variety of reasons, e.g., different care facilities. The objective of our research for this paper is to design, implement and evaluate a home monitoring and decision support infrastructure for international children who underwent liver transplant operation. A point-of-care device and the PedsQL questionnaire were used in patients’ home environment for measuring the blood parameters and assessing quality of life. By using a tablet PC and a specially developed software, the measured results were able to be transmitted to the health care providers via internet. So far, the developed infrastructure has been evaluated with four international patients/families transferring 38 records of blood test. The evaluation showed that the home monitoring and decision support infrastructure is technically feasible and is able to give timely alarm in case of abnormal situation as well as may increase parent’s feeling of safety for their children.

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Author:Bianying Song, Mareike SchulzeGND, Imeke Goldschmidt, Reinhold Haux, Ulrich Baumann, Michael MarschollekGND
DOI original:https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-289-9-268
Parent Title (English):MEDINFO 2013 : proceedings of the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of Completion:2013
Publishing Institution:Hochschule Hannover
Release Date:2017/07/26
Tag:Decision Support Systems, Clinical; Home Care; Liver Transplantation
First Page:268
Last Page:272
Link to catalogue:1759209465
Institutes:Fakultät III - Medien, Information und Design
DDC classes:610 Medizin, Gesundheit
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell 3.0