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A telehealth integrated asthma-COPD service for primary care: a proposal for a pilot feasibility study in Crete, Greece.

Tsiligianni IG, van der Molen T, Tzanakis NE, Siafakas NM, van Heijst E, Lionis C - BMC Res Notes (2010)

Bottom Line: A telemedicine COPD-asthma service may benefit Greece as it is a country, partly due to its geography, that does not have easy access to pulmonologists.Ten rural practices, in the island of Crete, with an average population of 2000 patients per practice will pilot the project supported by three pulmonologists.This paper presents the translated interfaces, the flowcharts and the steps that are considered as necessary for this feasibility study in Crete, Greece.

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Affiliation: Agia Barbara Health Care Center, Heraklion, Crete, P,O 70003, Greece. pdkapa@yahoo.gr.

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Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma are considered underdiagnosed and misdiagnosed chronic diseases. In The Netherlands, a COPD-asthma telemedicine service has been developed to increase GPs' ability to diagnose and manage COPD and asthma. A telemedicine COPD-asthma service may benefit Greece as it is a country, partly due to its geography, that does not have easy access to pulmonologists.

Findings: Therefore, a pilot feasibility study has been designed in Greece in order to establish this telemedicine service. Ten rural practices, in the island of Crete, with an average population of 2000 patients per practice will pilot the project supported by three pulmonologists. This paper presents the translated interfaces, the flowcharts and the steps that are considered as necessary for this feasibility study in Crete, Greece.

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Mentions: The design of this COPD-asthma service is based on the Dutch COPD-asthma service (prototype) developed by the Northern Laboratory service for GPs (Labnoord) in cooperation with the UMCG (University Medical Centre Groningen) in Groningen, The Netherlands. The service has been adapted to the Greek context. The English version of the main flow-charts governing the software interface (part of the service) can be seen in figures 1,2,3,4.


A telehealth integrated asthma-COPD service for primary care: a proposal for a pilot feasibility study in Crete, Greece.

Tsiligianni IG, van der Molen T, Tzanakis NE, Siafakas NM, van Heijst E, Lionis C - BMC Res Notes (2010)

Assesment of health status by CCQ and ACQ.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC2913926&req=5

Figure 1: Assesment of health status by CCQ and ACQ.
Mentions: The design of this COPD-asthma service is based on the Dutch COPD-asthma service (prototype) developed by the Northern Laboratory service for GPs (Labnoord) in cooperation with the UMCG (University Medical Centre Groningen) in Groningen, The Netherlands. The service has been adapted to the Greek context. The English version of the main flow-charts governing the software interface (part of the service) can be seen in figures 1,2,3,4.

Bottom Line: A telemedicine COPD-asthma service may benefit Greece as it is a country, partly due to its geography, that does not have easy access to pulmonologists.Ten rural practices, in the island of Crete, with an average population of 2000 patients per practice will pilot the project supported by three pulmonologists.This paper presents the translated interfaces, the flowcharts and the steps that are considered as necessary for this feasibility study in Crete, Greece.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Agia Barbara Health Care Center, Heraklion, Crete, P,O 70003, Greece. pdkapa@yahoo.gr.

ABSTRACT

Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma are considered underdiagnosed and misdiagnosed chronic diseases. In The Netherlands, a COPD-asthma telemedicine service has been developed to increase GPs' ability to diagnose and manage COPD and asthma. A telemedicine COPD-asthma service may benefit Greece as it is a country, partly due to its geography, that does not have easy access to pulmonologists.

Findings: Therefore, a pilot feasibility study has been designed in Greece in order to establish this telemedicine service. Ten rural practices, in the island of Crete, with an average population of 2000 patients per practice will pilot the project supported by three pulmonologists. This paper presents the translated interfaces, the flowcharts and the steps that are considered as necessary for this feasibility study in Crete, Greece.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus