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.
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
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