First hospital in the Netherlands to initiate myhealthConnect pilot for telemonitoring.
While January revolved around the e-health week and new applications related to e-health, the OLVG became the first hospital in the Netherlands to approve a telemonitoring pilot using myhealthConnect. The Greater Amsterdam city hospital wishes to allow patients to undertake home-measurements to ensure they get a better grip on their health. The group of patients chosen by the OLVG to take part in the pilot are all young people who deal with obesity. At this young age, it is particularly important to take preventive measures against further weight increase and to avoid the serious complications associated with obesity.
With the help of myhealthConnect, every young person will be given their own weighing scales. These scales are used for daily weighing, and the weight measurement is automatically forwarded and shared with the healthcare professional at the OLVG. The objective is to get the young person to use the scales every day, providing him/her with a better insight into his/her own health. Because this solution is accessible, it is expected that the intended purpose will be achieved. At the same time, the healthcare professional can monitor the patient remotely and offer support, so that any risks can flagged up at an early stage. If the pilot objectives are achieved satisfactorily, there will be a review together with the OLVG to determine whether it would be useful to expand the pilot through upscaling or if the myhealthConnect could also be used for different target groups.