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Development of mHealth applications for pre-eclampsia triage.

TitleDevelopment of mHealth applications for pre-eclampsia triage.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsDunsmuir, D, Payne, BA, Cloete, G, Petersen, C, Görges, M, Lim, J, von Dadelszen, P, Dumont, G, Ansermino, JM
JournalIEEE J Biomed Health Inform
Volume18
Issue6
Pagination1857-64
Date Published2014 Nov
ISSN2168-2208
KeywordsBlood Pressure, Cell Phone, Decision Support Systems, Clinical, Female, Humans, Medical Informatics Applications, Oximetry, PIERS, Pre-Eclampsia, Pregnancy, Risk Assessment, Telemedicine, User-Computer Interface
Abstract

The development of mobile applications for the diagnosis and management of pregnant women with pre-eclampsia is described. These applications are designed for use by community-based health care providers (c-HCPs) in health facilities and during home visits to collect symptoms and perform clinical measurements (including pulse oximeter readings). The clinical data collected in women with pre-eclampsia are used as the inputs to a predictive model providing a risk score for the development of adverse outcomes. Based on this risk, the applications provide recommendations on treatment, referral, and reassessment. c-HCPs can access patient records across multiple visits, using multiple devices that are synchronized using a secure Research Electronic Data Capture server. A unique feature of these applications is the ability to measure oxygen saturation with a pulse oximeter connected to a smartphone (Phone Oximeter). The mobile health application development process, including challenges encountered and solutions are described.

DOI10.1109/JBHI.2014.2301156
Alternate JournalIEEE J Biomed Health Inform
Citation Key497
PubMed ID25375683