Delivering healthcare at home to AF patients during the COVID-19 pandemic
How? The physician prescribes the use of the medically certified FibriCheck app on smartphone to measure the patient’s heart rhythm and heart rate for 7 days before a scheduled teleconsultation. The FibriCheck data is used by the physician to start/adapt treatment.
For which hospitals? Cardiology practices with outpatient clinics that required an alternative for cancelled/delayed care-paths
For which patients? All patients who are diagnosed with AF or suspicion of AF following referral. (more info: getsmartaboutafib.net)
How does TeleCheck-AF work?
The hospital contacts patients with AF who have an appointment at the hospital/AF Clinic.
The patient receives instructions how and when to use FibriCheck app. The patient performs heart rhythm measurements at home.
The physician consults online and in real-time patient measurement reports in a user-friendly dashboard.
The physician organises a tele-consultation with the patient and determines the treatment.
Want more info? Check the SOP
How does TeleCheck-AF help our AF patients?
“The on-demand prescription of FibriCheck in TeleCheck-AF makes comprehensive remote AF-management possible during COVID-19.”
Dr Dominik Linz,
“Within TeleCheck-AF patients have an important and active role in their care process, and the treatment team highly relies on their cooperation and self-management by using the FibriCheck app to record their heart rhythm and heart rate”
Professor Jeroen M Hendriks,
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Results TeleCheck-AF week 35
clinical centers onboarded
heart rate and heart rhythm recordings
Active hospitals in TeleCheck-AF
Maastricht University Medical Center
Rijnstate Hospital, Arnhem
Radboud University, Nijmegen,
Martini Hospital, Groningen
Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp
Jessa Hospital, Hasselt
Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg, Genk
UZ Leuven, Leuven
Heilig Hart, Lier
Onze Lieve-Vrouw Ziekenhuis, Aalst
University Hospital of Graz, Graz, Austria
Klinik für Kardiologie, Hannover
University Hospital Muenster, Muenster
Keen to learn more about FibriCheck Plus?
Explore some of the scientific articles about the TeleCheck-AF project here:
TeleCheck-AF for COVID-19
European Heart Journal
Delivering healthcare at distance to cardiac patients during the COVID-19 pandemic: Experiences from clinical practice
European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
m-Health: Apps to the rescue
European Society of Cardiology
Mobile app tracks patients’ heart rhythm to avoid in-hospital visits
Flinders University Adelaide
Rust voor het hart
Accelerated Road to Efficiency – Part 3 : How to Deliver & Expand Healthcare to Patients
Johnson & Johnson Institute
Coordination of a remote mHealth infrastructure for atrial fibrillation management during COVID-19 and beyond: TeleCheck-AF
International Journal of Care Coordination