València starts a pilot to remotely monitor patients discharged from COVID-19

It is being tested in 20 patients who require monitoring of blood oxygen saturation and respiratory rate.

Tuesday 2nd March 2021 | MIKE SMITH

The Internal Medicine Service of the Hospital Clínico de València has started a pilot program for remote monitoring of patients discharged from COVID-19, in which the patient is provided with a device similar to a clock, without cables, and which is connected to their mobile phone data.

Health professionals will be able to track their saturation, respiratory rate, and pulse in real time through mobile phone technology. The Pneumology and Anesthesiology and Resuscitation services are also collaborating in the program.

The objective is to be able to control and monitor patients who have suffered low oxygen levels during admission with the advantage of doing so remotely and in real time.

Patients will receive the kit before leaving the hospital, along with an explanation of how it works. It is a comfortable and simple device that only needs to be paired with a phone with internet connection since the data is transmitted ‘online’ and health professionals can monitor it from the computer. The system has all the security measures in terms of information and data protection.

As explained by those responsible for the Internal Medicine Service of the Hospital Clínico de València: “we have started this pilot test with 20 patients and we will follow up on them for two periods of 4 days after discharge, with an interval of 10 days between monitoring, with what is pursued to reduce the time of hospitalization of the patients“.

Information Source
Press Release – Generalitat Valenciana