The role of nurses in e-health: The MobiGuide project experience

Enea Parimbelli, Lucia Sacchi, Roxana Budasu, Carlo Napolitano, Mor Peleg, Silvana Quaglini

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Leveraging the experience of the European project MobiGuide, this paper elaborates on the nurses' role in developing, delivering and evaluating ehealth based services. We focus on the home monitoring of atrial fibrillation. Patients enrolled in our study are provided with a smartphone and an ECG sensor, and receive recommendations, reminders and alerts concerning medications and measurements that they should perform through a mobile decision support system that is constantly updated by a backend system. Patients' data are sent to health care personnel that may visualize them, and act accordingly. Nurses play a central role in such setting. After being involved in the design of the caregiver interface, they are responsible for the patients' enrollment phase (which includes patients' training), for the daily checking of incoming data, for the triage of patients' complaints, and for the final phase of the study where patients are interviewed about their experience with the system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNursing Informatics 2016 - eHealth for All
Subtitle of host publicationEvery Level Collaboration - From Project to Realization
EditorsWalter Sermeus, Patrick Weber, Paula M. Procter
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781614996576
StatePublished - 2016
Event13th International Conference on Nursing Informatics, NI 2016 - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 25 Jun 201629 Jun 2016

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Conference13th International Conference on Nursing Informatics, NI 2016

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 IMIA and IOS Press.


  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Nursing informatics
  • Telemedicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Information Management
  • Health Informatics
  • Biomedical Engineering


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