Mobile Patient Engagement for Heart-Transplant Patients with phellow seven: Insights and
April 9, 2019
16:10 - 16:20
_Hub 2, Hall 2.2
Mobile Patien Engagement for Heart-Transplant Patients with phellow seven: Insights and Added Values
Mobile apps for the interaction between physicians and patients are of great value in the case of heart-transplant patients. The patients are involved in cycles of regular check-ups to recognize health problems early and to monitor the function of the transplanted heart. This is closely linked to an increased communication effort short after a check-up, as patients wait for feedback regarding possible adjustments of medication to prevent the body from rejecting the transplanted heart. In this period, patients contact the responsible ambulance at frequent intervals either by phone or telefax, leading to time-consuming support activities. By using phellow – a mobile app for patient engagement - newly available information can be provided automatically, resulting in improved satisfaction.
Dr. Oliver Heinze, Founder, phellow seven, Heidelberg University Hospital