Article in The Lancet: Personalized e-health program improves after-surgery recovery with 5 days
Han Anema (professor of Social Medicine at the Amsterdam UMC –location VUmc department of Public and Occupational health) and Judith Huirne (professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Amsterdam UMC –location VUmc department of Obstetrics and Gynecology) published their study about the eHealth tool ‘’Ikherstel’’ in the renowned journal The Lancet. The eHealth tools helps patients recover after surgery and shortened the period until patients resumed to their normal daily activities with 5 days.
Professor Anema: “The app provides tailor-made advise that manage recovery expectations and guidance for return to their personal normal activities for example: work, sport, hobbies, social activities, and other important activities at home. The app provides the patient and the doctor also with feedback information whether recovery is on schedule and an accelerometer stimulates the patient to move. A chat function with a nurse can be used for questions.”
Professor Huirne: ‘’Today, patients have a shorter stay at the hospital after they have had a surgery. They often return home the same day. Therefore they might miss certain recovery information, support and guidance they receive in the hospital.’’
Besides Han Anema and Judith Huirne (project leaders), other APH researchers participated in the study: Eva van der Meij, Peter van der Ven, Caroline Terwee, Johanna van Dongen and Frederieke Schaafsma.
Read the article in The Lancet>>