Danish report on Telemedicine

30 September 2015

 

Clinically Integrated Home Monitoring (KIH) uses OpenTeleHealth. KIH is an interregional and intersectoral large-scale project in Denmark. A new report now concludes that telemedicine is a great success for pregnant women with complications.

Pregnant women with complications can now be monitored in their own homes instead of being admitted to the hospital. Equipped with a tablet and a blood pressure monitor the pregnant woman can monitor their own health as well as the babys by using equipment which measures contraction activity and fetal heartbeat.

The report concludes that by using OpenTeleHealth the hospital reduces the the number of hospitalizations for pregnant women with complications which also reduces cost of treatment.

By using telemedicine in the KIH project, they have reduced the cost of treatment by 77% in a group of pregnant women with premature rupture of membranes.

The report also concludes that clinicians at the hospital has experienced an improvement of the quality of treatment and they describe OpenTeleHealth as user-friendly and technically stable.