Mobile web-based remote monitoring study conducted by Partners Connected Health for improved patient engagement and self-management

A recent pilot study conducted by Partners HealthCare Connected Health demonstrated that a secure Web-based self-management program for heart failure patients is an effective way to improve patient engagement and reduce hospital utilization. The study was designed to engage patients in self-managing their heart failure through objective data collection and feedback using the iGetBetter system, and personal connected health devices that are currently available to consumers. This study was published in the April issue of the Journal of Medical Internet Research’s mHealth and uHealth journal (JMU).

Ninety-five percent of study participants reported feeling more connected to their healthcare team and more confident in performing their care plan activities. Over half of participants had an 89 percent daily adherence rate with the iGetBetter system. Twenty ambulatory, clinically stable adult heart failure patients (median age, 53 years) completed the three-month study. The study was conducted at the outpatient clinic of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Heart Center's Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Program.

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