Design and implementation of home automated telemanagement in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Joseph Finkelstein, Rajesh Khare, Deepal Vora, Mohit Arora

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The Internet-based Home Automated Telemanagement (HAT) system has been designed to support a multi-disciplinary approach in patient self-management which includes regular patient assessment, disease-specific education, control of patient compliance with treatment plans, implementation of health behavior change models and social support both for patients and caregivers. The goals of this project were: (1) To refine the HAT program to fully implement the multidisciplinary model for telemanagement of COPD patients; (2) To evaluate in a pilot study feasibility and acceptance of HAT by COPD patients. The COPD HAT interface can be operated by a mouse, keyboard or voice. Specific features have been introduced into presentation and navigation of the HAT home unit to accommodate for possible limitations in vision, motion or cognition by the potential HAT users. Feasibility evaluation showed that the COPD patients were able to use the COPD HAT system successfully regardless of their age, education or prior experience in using computers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-212
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventSixteenth IEEE Symposium on Computer Based Medical Systems - New York, NY, United States
Duration: 26 Jun 200327 Jun 2003


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