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PhD ceremony Mr. A.E. de Vries: The use of computer decision support systems and telemonitoring in heart failure

When:We 04-09-2013 at 12:45

PhD ceremony: Mr. A.E. de Vries, 12.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Dissertation: The use of computer decision support systems and telemonitoring in heart failure

Promotor(s): prof. H.L. Hillege, prof. T. Jaarsma, prof. R.J.J.M. Jorna

Faculty: Medical Sciences

This thesis focuses on two examples of innovative ICT developments in health care that can be used for patients with heart failure: telemonitoring (TM) and computer decision support systems (CDSS). This thesis shows that innovative information and communication technologies such as telemonitoring and computer decision support systems are promising tools that may help to support and improve care for heart failure patients. However, TM and CDSS are not 'one size fits all "solutions and TM does not automatically reduce readmissions, mortality and improve the quality of life.

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