Most of the HeartMan consortium met with the EC and reviewers for the intermediate review meeting, and the reviewers were happy with our work. Afterwards, the partners involved in the development of the medical decision support system met to iron out the (almost) final details.
JSI presented a paper about providing advice on health related quality of life to patients with congestive heart failure, using predictive models built from telemonitoring data.
The HeartMan consortium held its 4th Consortium Meeting, in which all the ongoing project topics were discussed. The human-centred design is in the final steps and the mobile application is taking shape. The wristband is integrated with the mobile application. The decision support and the backend are also largely done, and the first prototype has been integrated. Preparations for the trial are in progress. The consortium also prepared for the interim review due in early July.
UGent presented a protocol paper on the trial of the HeartMan system, with a focus on the effect of sexual counselling and physical exercise on sexual activity in heart failure patients.
UGent presented a paper on predictive models for mortality and hospitalization and predictive factors for quality of life patients with congestive heart failure. This paper was based on two systematic reviews conducted for the HeartMan project.