Effects and barriers to deployment of telehealth wellness programs for chronic patients across 3 European countries
Barberan-Garcia, A × Vogiatzis, I Solberg, H S Vilaró, J Rodríguez, D A Garåsen, H M Troosters, Thierry Garcia-Aymerich, J Roca, J NEXES Consortium #
Baillière Tindall, in association with the British Thoracic Society
Respiratory Medicine vol:108 issue:4 pages:628-637
Benefits of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation (CPR) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are well established, but long-term sustainability of training-induced effects and its translation into healthy lifestyles are unsolved issues. It is hypothesized that Integrated Care Services supported by Information and Communication Technologies (ICS-ICT) can overcome such limitations. In the current study, we explored 3 ICS-ICT deployment experiences conducted in Barcelona, Trondheim and Athens.