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The Evolution of mHealth Solutions for Heart Failure Management

  • Evanthia E. Tripoliti
  • Georgia S. Karanasiou
  • Fanis G. Kalatzis
  • Katerina K. Naka
  • Dimitrios I. Fotiadis
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Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1067)

Abstract

In the last decade, the uptake of information and communication technologies and the advent of mobile internet resulted in improved connectivity and penetrated different fields of application. In particular, the adoption of the mobile devices is expected to reform the provision and delivery of healthcare, overcoming geographical, temporal, and other organizational limitations. mHealth solutions are able to provide meaningful clinical information allowing effective and efficient management of chronic diseases, such as heart failure. A variety of data can be collected, such as lifestyle, sensor/biosensor, and health-related information. The analysis of these data empowers patients and the involved ecosystem actors, improves the healthcare delivery, and facilitates the transformation of existing health services. The aim of this study is to provide an overview of (i) the current practice in the management of heart failure, (ii) the available mHealth solutions, either in the form of the commercial applications, research projects, or related studies, and (iii) the several challenges related to the patient and healthcare professionals’ acceptance, the payer and provider perspective, and the regulatory constraints.

Keywords

Data mining Diagnosis Ecosystem Heart failure Holistic environment mHealth applications taxonomy mHealth challenges mHealth evolution mHealth HF interventions Patient management Treatment 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work is supported by the HEARTEN project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 643694.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Evanthia E. Tripoliti
    • 1
    • 2
  • Georgia S. Karanasiou
    • 1
    • 2
  • Fanis G. Kalatzis
    • 1
    • 2
  • Katerina K. Naka
    • 3
  • Dimitrios I. Fotiadis
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical Research, Institute of Molecular Biology and BiotechnologyFoundation for Research and Technology-HellasIoanninaGreece
  2. 2.Unit of Medical Technology and Intelligent Information Systems, Department of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of IoanninaIoanninaGreece
  3. 3.Michaelidion Cardiac Center, 2nd Department of CardiologyUniversity of IoanninaIoanninaGreece

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