23 July 2012
On July 2nd the Flemish government announced the approval of 9 Flanders’ Care Demonstration Projects. With the approval of two projects from Limburg, our province was well represented.
In the ‘One Heart to care’ Project the White Yellow Cross Limburg, in collaboration with Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg and Hasselt University, wants to evaluate the healthcare path for elderly patients with chronic heart failure by using telemonitoring. Parameters like blood pressure, weight and hart pulse are being monitored by a team consisting of a cardiologist, nurse and GP. In this project the Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg will act as clinical call center and the white-yellow Cross will take care of the logistics. Hasselt University is responsible for the scientific support and data analysis.
Also the ‘Tele-Rehab III’ project of the Jessa hospital in collaboration with Yorbody was approved by Flanders care. The ‘Tele-Rehab III’ projects gives chronic heart patients the chance to work in a save, controlled and individual manner on their physical condition and their cardiovascular risk profile through a website-centered, interactive application. With this application, the project wants to increase the loyalty of the cardiac patients to their rehabilitation therapy, by monitoring and stimulating the patients in their own environment.
“These demonstration projects have the time to prove that they are not just gadgets, but really useful for the healthcare sector” says Jo Vandeurzen, chairman of Flanders Care.
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