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Sadoughi F, Moulaei K, Ahmadi Farsani M, Hadian M. Effciency and effectiveness of telemedicine in the management and monitoring of heart disease: Systematized review. JMIS. 2018; 4 (2) :51-59
URL: http://jmis.hums.ac.ir/article-1-159-en.html
MSc, Medical Informatics, Faculty of Management & Information Science, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (2282 Views)
Aim: Cardiovascular diseases are common and chronic impose many financial and health burdens on individuals and communities. Patients with these diseases have always experienced a high rate of death, disability and poor quality of life. Telemedicine is a promising approach to improving the care of these individuals. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and effectiveness of telemedicine in the management and monitoring of heart disease.
Information sources or data:  This study is a systematize review in which all papers related to the effectiveness and efficiency of telemedicine in the management and monitoring of heart disease   between March 2011 and July 2017 were extracted from ProQuest, Sciencedirect, PubMed, Scopus, and Google Scholar databases with keywords.
Selection methods for study: After screening the titles and abstracts of all the papers, finally 21 studies were selected and analyzed. For screening articles, the criteria for entry included the publication of articles in English, the relevance of articles to the efficacy and effectiveness of telemedicine in the management and monitoring of heart disease and access to full text articles.
Combine content and results: Telemedicine has had an effective and unique effect on the timely diagnosis of heart disease, facilitating access for patients to professionals, reducing the length of stay and allocating resources efficiently, and reducing costs and improving quality of life. The findings also indicate that developed countries have been ahead in using telemedicine to manage and monitor heart disease ever more than other countries.
Conclusion: The use of telemedicine can be provided as a practical solution to overcome time and space constraints in the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases, especially cardiovascular diseases. This technology has also maximized the health status by motivating patients, self-control, managing clinical symptoms and providing a screening program.
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/09/7 | Accepted: 2019/02/9 | Published: 2019/03/20

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