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Title: A web-based system for personalized patient education and compliance monitoring, Journal of Telecommunications and Information Technology, 2005, nr 4

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The economic importance of therapy compliance has grown steadily in recent years, not only because of the efficacy of newer therapeutic methods but also because of the increased costs of treating the consequences of poor compliance. Improved compliance can lead to significant savings by preserving or restoring a patient’s health, improving quality of life, by reducing the number of medical services required when therapy fails or appears ineffective, and by helping limit the rise in national health care costs. Within the framework of the TEN-Telecom European Commission Programme, C-Monitor project developed an integrated health telematics platform to enhance chronic patient compliance to therapy and interactive communication with their attending physicians. The overall aim of the project was to study the potential benefits, both in clinical and financial aspects, of such innovative systems and services along cost-efficiency of care provision. The platform developed has been validated in controlled small-scale trials in a number of European countries. The Greek pilot involved installation of the system in a private hospital in Athens and the validation scenario dealt with morbid obesity patients that have undergone surgical operation. A number of 30 patients were recruited for the trial. Results of the trial indicated the technological robustness of the proposed system and the potential clinical and economic benefits of running such services. Further trials are required to better address cost-efficiency issues with respects to the service goals.

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Instytut Łączności - Państwowy Instytut Badawczy, Warszawa

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ISSN 1509-4553, on-line: ISSN 1899-8852 ; oai:bc.itl.waw.pl:492

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Journal of Telecommunications and Information Technology

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ang

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Biblioteka Naukowa Instytutu Łączności

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