Philips Conducts Spanish Telemedicine Study
Philips and the Catalonia Health Service have completed a study on the benefits of telemedicine in patients with chronic diseases.
The study, called Catalan Remote Management Evaluation (CARME), evaluated the impact of MOTIVA, a remote patient management solution, used in the care of 97 patients within the Heart Failure unit of the German Tria i Pujol Hospital of Badalona, managed by the Catalonia Heath Service.
The results of CARME showed the benefits of telemedicine technology for both clinical staff and the patient. Over the one-year study, critically ill patients saw the quality of life improve and a decrease in hospitalisations was realised.
Telemedicine enables the patient to better self-management of their condition through more information. MOTIVA is now being considered for use in primary care settings, where this patient empowerment can be instilled and then transferred as the degree of care changes.
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