Telemonitoring for Patients With COVID-19: Recommendations for Design and Implementation

Silven, A. V., Petrus, A. H., Villalobos-Quesada, M., Dirikgil, E., Oerlemans, C. R., Landstra, C. P., Boosman, H., van Os, H. J., Blanker, M. H., Treskes, R. W., Bonten, T. N., Chavannes, N. H., Atsma, D. E. & Teng, Y. O., 2-Sep-2020, In : Journal of medical internet research. 22, 9, p. e20953 10 p., 20953.

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  • Anna V Silven
  • Annelieke Hj Petrus
  • María Villalobos-Quesada
  • Ebru Dirikgil
  • Carlijn R Oerlemans
  • Cyril P Landstra
  • Hileen Boosman
  • Hendrikus Ja van Os
  • Marco H Blanker
  • Roderick W Treskes
  • Tobias N Bonten
  • Niels H Chavannes
  • Douwe E Atsma
  • Yk Onno Teng

Despite significant efforts, the COVID-19 pandemic has put enormous pressure on health care systems around the world, threatening the quality of patient care. Telemonitoring offers the opportunity to carefully monitor patients with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 from home and allows for the timely identification of worsening symptoms. Additionally, it may decrease the number of hospital visits and admissions, thereby reducing the use of scarce resources, optimizing health care capacity, and minimizing the risk of viral transmission. In this paper, we present a COVID-19 telemonitoring care pathway developed at a tertiary care hospital in the Netherlands, which combined the monitoring of vital parameters with video consultations for adequate clinical assessment. Additionally, we report a series of medical, scientific, organizational, and ethical recommendations that may be used as a guide for the design and implementation of telemonitoring pathways for COVID-19 and other diseases worldwide.

Original languageEnglish
Article number20953
Pages (from-to)e20953
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of medical internet research
Issue number9
Early online date15-Aug-2020
Publication statusPublished - 2-Sep-2020


  • telemonitoring, telemedicine, eHealth, digital health, COVID-19, EARLY WARNING SCORE, HEALTH LITERACY, FRAMEWORK

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